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Old 08-25-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Has anyone else noticed the landscaping around the Statesville Rd. / Sam Furr intersection (the Exit 25 area)? All of the trees around there seem to be suffering from some sort of blight or environmental problem. I've noticed that so many are leafless near the top, and what leaves are left are already turning brown.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just read the article in the Huntersville Herald about this same issue. Those trees are "London Planes", a tree in the sycamore family and were planted in compliance with the landscaping ordinances at that time. They were chosen because they tend to be very resistant to pollution, drought and temperature changes. Apparently within the last year a disease has struck and, since they're all the same species and age, has been spreading rapidly. The town planner estimates that about 200 trees (close to 50%) are dead or dying. With road work being planned for that area, there are no plans to replace these trees until after the construction is done.

The town planners are considering rewriting the landscaping ordinance to encourage developers to plant a variety of tree species to prevent diseases from infecting such a large population.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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interesting. Thanks for bringing it to the board.

Oh and btw it's called the Charlotte Weekly now
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The issue I have is now "The Herald Weekly".
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