Tree pruning and spraying will be done at various Capitol Campus locations from Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26.
Enterprise Services has contracted with Arbor Care Tree Specialists for the pruning effort, which aims at improving health and longevity for four Douglas fir trees at the Governor’s Mansion and two historic Norway maple trees with pole supports. One of the maple trees is near the Sunken Garden, and the other is near the World War II Memorial.
The maintenance work may impact auto and pedestrian traffic on campus, including in the mansion parking lot on April 24 and 26 and on the North Parking Diagonal on April 25.
There will be noise from chainsaws and tree chippers during the work, which will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the selected days.
Tree treatments at Heritage Park
Meantime, contractor Wolbert’s Plant Essentials will treat London plane trees at Heritage Park with fungicide at 5 a.m. April 26. The work is weather dependent, and will help reduce a foliar fungal disease.
During the work, a section of Heritage Park (see map below) will be cordoned off until the spray dries, which should take three to four hours. The temporary partial closure will affect entrances to Heritage Park from Marathon Park and the switchback from the upper part of Capitol Campus. A second treatment will take place in a few weeks.
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