Posted by Murray Grainger
A member of the public expressed concern regarding the health and safety of a black Walnut tree within the Crapp Reserve, Omokoroa.
Upon inspection with Full Circle Arboriculture, Council staff noted dead branches within the crown requiring attention.
Council’s arborist was on site 13 July carrying out a canopy reduction of the walnut. While on site, Council received a call advising that dead wood and decay was more extensive than first noted, dead limbs as thick as ones leg showing signs of rot and die back. (Not good landing on one’s head!)
Conclusion and recommendation from the Arborist is to remove the entire tree.
Council would like to see the trunk wood recycled, either park furniture, trunk carving or remain in Omokoroa in some form of art. (Not firewood)
Send any suggestions as to what this wood could be used for to: firstname.lastname@example.org