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Posted on: May 19, 2020

CAC Pecan Tree to Be Removed

Photo of Pecan Tree at CAC

The Town is saddened to report the large pecan tree at the Community Activity Center has died and must now be removed, as it has become structurally unsound and poses a safety threat.

When the Town purchased the CAC property, staff was made aware of the tree’s declining health. During the CAC construction, measures were put in place to protect the tree and its root system. Since then, it has received numerous treatments from professional tree care companies. The following is a brief timeline of how it was treated over the past several years:

  • 2013 – Fertilized and three treatments for pest management (borers)
  • 2014 – Fertilized, three treatments for pest management (borers), and inspection of lightning protection installed on tree
  • 2015 - Fertilized and three treatments for pest management (borers)
  • 2016 – Soil care and fertilized twice, three treatments for pest management (borers), and root invigoration treatment
  • 2017 - Soil care and fertilized twice, three treatments for pest management (borers), and root growth stimulation treatment
  • 2018 - Soil care and fertilized twice, three treatments for pest management (borers), and tree risk assessment which led to two large dead limbs being pruned from the tree, fencing put around the tree, and continued monitoring of the tree’s health
  • 2019 – Due to the tree’s poor condition and rapidly declining health, staff made the decision to discontinue soil care, fertilization treatments, and pest management

The Town is considering ways to repurpose the wood from the tree, which will be determined when it is taken down and the amount of salvageable materials is determined.

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