St. Luke’s Episcopal Church tree to be removed
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The tree was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Allen Hutton and Jim Bostick, from City of Salisbury Public Works, drops off the road barricades that will keep traffic off West Council Street. Tree service workers are scheduled to start removing the large willow oak tree from the St. Luke's Epsicopal property on West Counci Street in Salisbury on Tuesday. West Council Street between Church Street and North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Tuesday morning. Salisbury, North Carolina 1/14/19
An arborist determined that the huge oak could not be saved. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Workers are scheduled to start removing the large willow oak at St. Luke's Episcopal Church's property on West Council Street this week. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Workers will start removing the large willow oak this week. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
A storm-damaged willow oak will be removed this week outside St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on West Council Street.
The tree was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. An arborist determined it should be removed, since it could fall and injure someone or damage property.
The tree removal is expected to result in the closure of West Council street during daytime hours this week. A contractor anticipates the closure may be needed through Friday, a news release said.
The arborist also found fungus and weak limbs, which would make preservation impossible.
The tree removal was approved by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission in December.