Tree Replacement: Fraternity Court at Columbia Street

Post Date:10/11/2019 1:33 PM
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The Town of Chapel Hill’s arborist staff has identified two aging trees that have sustained damage and need to be replaced.

The work will take place at Fraternity Court near Columbia Street for two days and will be conducted during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Fall Break, Oct. 17-18.

A large branch fell from one of the trees on Friday, Sept. 13, falling on two vehicles—including a Chapel Hill Police car. No injuries were reported. The trees have been inspected for other immediate issues and are considered secure enough to wait until Oct. 17.

Tree City
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

More Information
For more information, contact Park Maintenance Superintendent Kevin Robinson at 919-969-5104 or


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