Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invites the public to a brief informational gathering at the site of a deteriorating tree
- Date: 04/11/2019 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
- Introduction: Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invites the public to a brief informational gathering on Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. to share about the history of large willow a tree to be replaced. We'll provide the public an opportunity to make comments to honor the tree and show gratitude.
Due to safety concerns the Town of Chapel Hill's Park Maintenance staff has identified for removal and replacement, a large (44” diameter) willow oak tree at the northwest corner of Rosemary and Boundary Streets on April 16 and 17. Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invites the public to a brief informational gathering at the site of the deteriorating tree on Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. to share about the history of the tree as well as invite the public to make comments to honor the tree and show gratitude to the tree.
The Town’s arborist has been closely monitoring this tree and has found that it's health will not improve, posing a potential hazard to people in the area if not replaced. The replacement tree will be a species native to North Carolina.
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 19th 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.