Native trees are “stressed and dying” along a public North Shore bush walk, according to a resident bush volunteer.
Friends of Okura Bush co-ordinator Geoff Reid says the forest floor is suffering under a tightly packed stone chip walkway, which is part of the track linking Okura to Stillwater via bush.
He says the upgrade to the southern end of the path has left puriri, kanuka and taraire trees in a bad state.
“Packing stones directly on to tree roots stresses them out and you can see they’re now dying. Some of the roots have even been completely sawn off to make way for the path,” he said.
Link to full article Bush track format fails trees on Stuff website.