Thousands of new native trees, significant track enhancements and a major playground development are planned for Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain.
From 11 March arborists started working with the vegetation component of the restoration programme. This is focused on the removal of approximately 150 exotic trees.
Later on, around 13,000 native trees and shrubs are scheduled for planting from May to August.
A significant portion of trees being removed are identified as pest plants in the Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy. No existing native, scheduled or protected trees will be removed.