Photo of dying tree next to Lincoln Home

Remove dying Crab Apple tree next to fence on north side of Lincoln Home.

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An approximately 50-year-old Crab Apple tree is dying and could fall over at any time, which could potentially damage a fence and cause minor damage to the Lincoln Home. It is located within 15 feet of the northwest corner of the Lincoln Home just on the outside of the fence separating the Lincoln Home from the lot to the north. The tree has been deteriorating for several years and has reached the point where it cannot be salvaged. It will be cut down to the ground level. At this point, the stump will not be ground out due to the potential for disturbing an important archeological site due to its proximity to the Lincoln Home. The Cultural Landscape Plan suggests that trees in this lot should be preserved to the extent possible but listed this tree in only Fair condition. It was considered a screening tree, but was not there historically. It will not be replaced.

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Jason Taylor, 217-391-3235