The last Apple tree

‘The trees to be removed are seven ash trees and one apple, on the eastern side of the road near Hamilton District Court’ Link 

Hamilton city council reason for Apple tree removal. (from email 19 Sep)

 “The Apple tree was removed due to its poor health and form. It was assessed as a potential hazard to the road and footpath. Because the Apple tree was an old variety that had been at this site for a long time, Hamilton City Council took cuttings from the Apple tree prior to its removal.  These are growing at the nursery to be planted around the city in future planting programs”

Fruit trees in Hamilton central area go back a long way (see Hamilton Maori Landmarks p48).

“Peach trees that grew around the vicinity of the pa along what is now Victoria Street”. Note the word ‘that’; they are gone. After some 200 years of fruit trees in Hamilton’s centre, in September 2018 the last fruit tree was gone.

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