A very special Christmas Tree

22 December 2017

In the week before Christmas, Summerset helped give ‘Colin’ the pine tree, who was planted on our St Johns development site, a great send off with the help of Auckland arborist Craig Webb.

Colin was planted 28 years ago by site neighbour Tai Mitchell and his granddaughter Anne Veale (who was 4 at the time).  When Anne heard that Summerset was going to build a retirement village on the site, she contacted our development manager Dylan Pell asking if she could pay to have ‘Colin’ felled and the top given to her grandmother Anne Mitchell as a Christmas present.

Dylan went a step further, offering to pay for an arborist and to fly Anne up from New Plymouth for the felling of ‘Colin’ so she could present the tree to her grandmother.

Watch the NZ Herald video and news story to find out more. 

ST Johns Colin The Pine tree 1   stjohns pine

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