The Dunedin City Council Parks team have replaced the diseased beech tree that was removed at the main entrance to the park and protected the area with a new post and chain barrier. The Society thanks the DCC Parks team for sorting out an unsightly area that had become a muddy mire. While there is still work to be done in levelling the site and sowing new grass its great to see some… Read More
The Otago Daily Times report on proposed options for filling in the reservoir at Ross Creek is a worrying situation that may have profound effects on this beautiful area of the city. Its importance as a significant conservation, recreation and heritage site cannot be undervalued and careful consideration must be given to its future. It appears that the cracks in the dam have left it in need of urgent repairs that must be undertaken in the… Read More
The removal of the beech was unfortunate and has made this area unsightly. The repair will improve the area considerably.
The Dunedin Amenities Society have grown increasingly concerned at the damage vehicles make to the edges of the forest that runs along Maori Road in the Town Belt. Some of the areas have become recreational drag strips that reduce the scenic qualities of the Town Belt. Scenic vandalism may “spin the wheels” of some elements in Dunedin City but the gradual erosion of the Town Belt edges devalues the reserve and negates the positive impacts the Town Belt provides for… Read More
The Society has completed the mapping of the Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) vine in the areas adjacent to the Town Belt. What it has found is disturbing with nearly 200 sites in and around the Belt. Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a significant threat to the health of the Town Belt and its forest composition. Its prolific seed production make it a very serious pest plant and one thats needs eradication from… Read More