Nash Square tree removal causing road closure in downtown Raleigh

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
100-year-old tree removed from Nash Square in Raleigh
A 100-year-old oak tree in Nash Square will be removed today and cause a road closure in downtown Raleigh.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Martin Street will be closed in downtown Raleigh as crews remove an old tree from Nash Square.

The city is concerned that a large crack in the trunk could lead to the 100-year old white oak tree falling on someone or something.

The plan is to plant a new oak tree in the same place next fall.

Martin Street between Dawson Street and McDowell Street will be closed so drivers may experience delays while driving downtown.

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