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To: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Bring back general tree protection

Reason for signing

  • I have a section in an urban area which is planted with natives up to 200 years old. When I moved here 20 years ago they were protected. Now I can chop everything down if I so desired, without needing consent. Old trees with significant histories are being destroyed in the name of progress and greed. It’s got to stop. Councils say oh we’ll plant many more in the place of one old tree - how is this a justifiable replacement of years of growth and history? It’s vandalism and murder!