"They're the only bit of civility in this area, in the midst of an increasingly traffic-choked environment."
Auckland Transport have made the decision to axe six 80-year-old Pohutukawas from Great North Road. The trees are being removed to add few more lanes to the main highway.
Here's some footage that gives a sense of how those trees fit the larger context: Patrick Reynolds and Stuff deployed a drone to give us a birds-eye view of where the birds will no longer be able to nest, at least if the tree-cutting part of the plan goes ahead.
100's of emails have already been sent to the CEO of Auckland Transport, David Warburton, but we need to step up the pressure.
To help raise awareness local residents are going to put up an art installation telling people driving by that the trees set to be chopped down.
To do the installation though they need about $1000. So chip in and help save the beautiful 80-year-old Pohutukawas from being chopped down.