The Shortland Cemetery in Danby Street has had warnings in place for sometime now regarding the unsafe trees in the upper portion of the grounds. Someone had ring-barked trees and these were breaking and posing a safety danger not only to people but to the historic graves below.
This week TCDC have a team working on clearing and removing the dangerous trees and branches. A helicopter is being used to lift the trees and place them temporarily in a gully to the south.
Full information at TCDC news site.
Below are photographs of the helicopter in action, Tuesday 2 May 2017.