Downtown oak trees coming down

Published 7:24 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

The last two oak trees on the square in Downtown Mocksville will be removed on April 18.

These trees are also showing signs of disease and age, said Town Manager Marcus Abernethy. Town board members made the decision to have them removed at their April meeting last week.

Abernethy said plans are to replant trees in all four quadrants, with the advice of an arborist, later this year.

“The town wishes that there were another option other than removal of the trees, because they have become such a strong part of the community,” he said. “However, from the standpoint of safety, the best recourse is removal.”

The downtown area around the trees will be a construction area this summer as crews replace old water lines.