Auckland Council has acknowledged that a bigger area of native trees and bushes than originally planned was cleared during the felling of 200 pine trees, Stuff reports. The contentious project saw the towering pines in Western Springs Forest felled in May, to be replaced by 8000 native plants. The native trees to be planted would eventually be better for the environment, sequestering more carbon than the ageing pines they replaced.

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