Tree Replacement: Multiple Locations
The Town of Chapel Hill will begin multiple tree replacement projects in the coming weeks with the focus on community safety.
Work that began during UNC-Chapel Hill’s spring break on three large oak trees on McCauley Street Extension will continue during the week of May 21.
Two maple trees in the 300 block of West Cameron Avenue (near the Chi Psi Fraternity) will be removed on June 25. These trees were also found to be in poor health and could pose harm to people in the area if they are not removed.
Replacement trees will be of species native to North Carolina. They will be planted in the fall, giving them the greatest chance to thrive.
Update: The Chinese Pistachio tree at 175 E. Franklin St. (between Peace and Justice Plaza and Four Corners restaurant) will not be removed. The Town Arborist will continue to monitor the tree’s health specifically for safety of people and property in the area.
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 email@example.com.