Two 100-year-old Pohutukawa trees are the latest to fall prey to “gentrification” of Auckland, a resident says.
The trees were located on a private property in West Auckland and were cut down on 6 December.
Anna Lee — who has lived in the area for 47 years — said development was being used an excuse to gentrify working class suburbs.
“It [New Lynn] just looks like a ghetto slum instead of a green and beautiful place to live,” she said.
She said the Pohutukawa trees that were felled were an essential part of the New Lynn landscape.