‘Giant gum chewed up by chainsaws’
A 30-metre tall eucalyptus tree is being removed so it does not crash down on to the highway at Atawhai.
Nelson Tree Specialists has a team of five working with a crane over two days to take it down.
Owner Richard Walsh said the NZ Transport Agency which is responsible for the highway wanted the gum tree down for safety reasons…
‘Storm damage widespread across region’
The chainsaws are busy as the Nelson Tasman region is in mop-up mode after the weather bomb that delivered a wild start to Easter.
Collingwood St was closed yesterday as a 300-tonne Smith’s crane, brought from Christchurch, helped remove a storm-blown redwood, which fell into three houses…
The view is great, if you can keep your eyes on it while balancing on a tree.
Arborist Richard Walsh got to enjoy the outlook while he was hanging around above Nelson city yesterday.
He isn’t bothered by heights, and yesterday was up 12-metre dead pine trees above Cleveland Tce…