Dallas Planning to Remove 19 Trees From Blackland Prairie at Lakewood Park

A Dallas Park and Recreation Department plan to remove 19 trees from the blackland prairie at Lakewood Park has stirred up discussion among neighbors about its merits. In a message from the department, Area Manager Shana Hamilton said 29 trees in the area south of the park along Williamson Road were assessed and 19 are slated for removal. "Removing these trees will benefit the blackland prairie significantly," Hamilton said. "Our goal is remove the smaller trees before they cast shade onto the prairie, stifling the growth of native plants and flowers."Of the trees that would be removed, nine are pecans and three are Caddo maple. Many of them are small, the Lakewood Advocate reported.Two of the 29 trees would also be relocated. The city said it is focusing on "rogue tree plantings," which it says can damage the prairie, the Advocate reported.   Continue reading...

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