Concern for public safety forces removal of pecan tree in Joyner Park

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:30pm

Weather permitting, Town of Wake Forest tree crews will close a portion of the pecan grove at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Monday, July 22, to remove a large pecan tree damaged during a recent storm.  

According to Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores, the tree has a large cavity of decay and must be removed out of concern for public safety. Although the wood is unsound due to decay and pests, the smaller limbs and branches will be chipped up and distributed as wood chips.

Crews will cordon off the affected area with yellow flagging tape. Visitors to Joyner Park are urged to use caution and maintain a safe distance from the work area.

For more information, contact Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores at 919-435-9565 or  

The Town of Wake Forest provides this information as a public service. Area residents are reminded that weather and other conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. Planned closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.

E. Carroll Joyner Park