‘Right plant, right place’ says Parks, Gardens and Waterways
20 August 2003
Recent publicity about what trees should be allowed to grow along the
Avon River in the central city is timely and reinforces the need
for a planned planting strategy for Christchurch, says Parks, Gardens and
Chairperson Carole Anderton.
“This is not about natives versus exotics. It’s about good
design, and the most appropriate planting for a particular setting. All
the best features of the Garden City are enhanced by the use of the right
plants in the right place.”
“Christchurch people are great at debating this sort of thing. The
central city landscape is a very important issue and hopefully the Council
and residents can work together to put in place a plan that serve the city
well for decades to come,” says Cr Anderton.
A study of the themes of the Avon River in the central city was recently
completed by Council staff. Based on public consultation, it features an
analysis of the landscape character along the river, and identifies areas
that need to be protected and enhanced. A tree assessment and trout spawning
survey are also included.
Copies of this character analysis are available from Our City or Civic
Offices or by phoning 941 8490. Further feedback is welcome and will go
towards a strategy and design guide that should be out in the next few months.
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