Archive for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kentucky Street — between 19th and 15th — to be closed Thursday morning during tree removal

August 31, 2011


A large tree that's sustained storm damage will be removed Thursday morning, which means that a four-block section of Kentucky Street will be closed.

The closure, between 19th and 15th streets, will start at 8:30 a.m. Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department officials anticipate the tree removal will take about two hours.

Department officials said in a news release that a large section of the tree, in the 1500 block of Kentucky, is in danger of falling.

They suggest using Massachusetts Street as a detour.


Keith Richards 6 years, 7 months ago

Just curious why this is a city is taking care of this instead of a homeowner?

John Kyle 6 years, 7 months ago

I think you need another 'is' at the end of the sentence.

Sgt Stedenko: Do you know who this is?

Cheech: No, who is this is?


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 7 months ago

If a tree is between the sidewalk and the curb, it is considered city property, and the city takes care of trimming or removing it. And when they remove a tree, they replace it with a new one. But, a very small one!

If a tree is on your side of the sidewalk, it is entirely your responsibility. That includes compensation for any damage that might happen if your tree, or a branch of it, falls on someone else's property.

That's Lawrence's city code, other cities may be different.

GUMnNUTS 6 years, 7 months ago

The tree could be within city easement boundries.

been_there 6 years, 7 months ago

8:30 is when the school buses and parents are dropping kids off at Cordley. Should they drop them off on 19th street (sarcasm here)? Wouldn't it be better to close off Kentucky at 18th instead or at least wait until 9 when school has started?

waka3 6 years, 7 months ago

dude leave the poor trees a lone they are hurting enugh alredy

Michael Rowland 6 years, 7 months ago

It takes 4 blocks to remove one tree? How big is this tree?

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