The saga of a protected Manuka tree, a developer and a planned hotel

By Daniel Burdon
Updated November 20 2018 - 8:31pm, first published 1:00pm

The ACT's Chief Planner, Ben Ponton, has given a prominent Canberra developer the green light to remove a protected tree in Manuka to make way for a new hotel, in a move residents say pits the big end of town against the community.