A number of mature trees, predominantly Silver Birch, will need to be removed to make room for the new cycleway. Up to 20 trees will need to be removed along the route, increasing to 39 if the shared path (Option B) is chosen for Aorangi Road.
For each tree removed, two new ones will be planted in the nearest suitable location.
Additional Silver Birch trees along Aorangi Road may need to be removed to protect the power lines. This is not part of the cycleway project and may be undertaken prior to the cycleway work beginning.