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Report of the Council Committee on the best means of planting Oxford Terrace between Inwoods Mill (Hereford Street) and the Montreal Street bridge, 1862

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CH 343/48a item 25. Committee Reports, Christchurch City Council

Report of the Planting Committee on Latimer and Cranmer Squares, adopted 29 June 1868.

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CH 343/49a item 18. Committee Reports, Christchurch City Council


A Planting Committee was set up almost immediately by the new Municipal Council and delivered recommendations on how the public spaces of the city should be planted. Not surprisingly their recommendations were for anything except the plants native to the swamp from which they were trying to extract themselves. Their largely successful attempts to Europeanise the vegetation were partially reversed by municipal planting policies in the late 20th century.