Iconic crab apple tree at UNCA felled by winds, will be removed Friday

Here’s an excerpt from the University of North Carolina at Asheville website:

One of two crab apple trees that have for decades been the Quad’s best place to perch, was felled by high winds during winter break. “This was a unique tree, a companion to so many people for so many years,” said Melissa Acker, UNC Asheville grounds superintendent and landscape director, who will have the sad task of supervising removal of the tree.

The trees have been campus icons for as long as most on campus can remember. “We’re guessing it was planted when Lipinsky Hall was completed,” said Acker. That would date the tree to 1964. The other crab apple, closer to the entrance of Lipinsky Hall, remains. Both trees have shown the effects of age and have needed cables to support the weight of limbs.

SHARE

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.