Remove damaged Crabapple trees near Lincoln Barn (HS-01A) and Arnold Barn (S-25) and replace with Dogwoods
Chris Harmon, 217-391-3242
Two flowering crabapple trees, planted in circa 1980 and circa 2003, have been damaged and are safety hazards due to their location near heavily used pedestrian walkways. Most recently, strong winds broke two large limbs of the older tree and deposited them on the walkway. The younger tree is showing signs of stress with bark peeling and dead branches scattered throughout. The younger tree has been heavily damaged at the trunk due to lawn mower cuts. The trees will be removed, the trunks ground out, and flowering pink dogwood trees planted within 18" of the removed trees. The park's Cultural Landscape Plan (2014) considers these trees to be in the "Maintained Landscape" and does not include specific recommendations for the area beyond "Non-historic , compatible elements that contribute to the sense of place within the historic core. Trees play a significant role in enhancing the character of the historic neighborhood and in helping to buffer views and sounds from surrounding city activities." (Recommended Data for FMSS charts, pg. 3). Flowering dogwood trees are native to Illinois.