Today’s walk was around Waltham, and included Tennyson Street, which has beautiful trees on both sides.
As I headed home from the bus stop, along Cambridge Terrace I noticed a large number of stakes in the ground beside the river all along the section between Manchester and Madras Streets.
Apparently they mark places where new trees are to be planted – all part of the Avon-Otakaro River Precinct. It seemed to me that there would be too many trees and they will be crowded. I was told that many of the old trees will go because they’re near the end of their life anyway. I guess we have to accept this, but I’m sad to think old trees will go.
“It takes so long to grow a tree
I wish they’d let the old ones be.”