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Grassy verges

Reported in the Footpath/pavement category anonymously at 11:57, Mon 20 December 2010

Sent to Christchurch City Council 1 hour later.

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Blakely contractors spread soil full of weed seed, and sowed grass seed too late in June 2010 so that now grass growth along the street is patchy, and weeds and cracked earth are prominent. No watering has occurred. Six large maple planted in July 2010 are dead. On receiving this advices the Council arranged more soil and grass seed in Dec 2010 but not enough to complete the job. No weed control occurred.

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We have reported that 1) about 6-8 trees in this block had died due to silt from liquefaction and need replacing. We request kowhai 2) due to the silt the verges are impossible to mow and unlikely to grow anything well. Therefore the silt needs to be dug out of the verges to a good half metre and replaced with topsoil and grass seed. We were surprised, therefore to note that our tree and our neighbours have been chopped down while other dead trees in the block have not. In addition, a thin layer of topsoil and grass seed has replaced our tree (but not our neighbours). Perhaps the timing or coordination between different Council Departments is not aligned?
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