Tree Replacements: East Rosemary Street
Two large trees on East Rosemary Street between Henderson and Hillsborough streets are in poor health and scheduled to be replaced.
The Town’s arborist and Duke Energy, due to the proximity to power utilities, have been monitoring the trees and recommend the replacement. The trees are in poor health due to age and storm damage, posing a potential hazard to people in the area if they are not removed.
Town crews are scheduled to remove the trees the week of July 5. During the removal of the tree, one lane of East Rosemary Street will be closed; flaggers will assist traffic.
The replacement trees will be of a species native to North Carolina. They will be planted in the fall, giving them the greatest chance to thrive.
The Town of Chapel Hill, which has a strong commitment to sustainability and interest in decreasing the urban “heat-island” effect, regrets when trees must be replaced. Our Tree Protection Ordinance identifies tree canopy as an important community value. We are proud that this year marks our 18th year as a Tree City, a designation from the national Arbor Day Foundation. Visit our Trees webpage at townofchapelhill.org/trees.
For more information, contact Park Maintenance Superintendent Kevin Robinson at 919-969-5104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.