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Question

Sound Off: Why are a lot of the trees in downtown Lawrence wrapped?

Answer

Young maple and gingko trees are wrapped for the winter to avoid damage to the trunk, according to Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager.

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RoeDapple

Because they're so poplar?

5 years, 8 months ago

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RoeDapple

"Oak" hey, you win!

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RoeDapple

"Post" as many as you like! Hedge your bets as to who runs out first!

8-]

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RoeDapple

Fir a while there I couldn't think of any . . .

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DillonBarnes

Eventually you'll get board with this.

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RoeDapple

Should I get my Ash outa here before someone starts Birch in?

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RoeDapple

I'm laughin' so hard I Maple a muscle!

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RoeDapple

Cedar, You got me started again . . .

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RoeDapple

I better stop or you'll get Sycamore . . .

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RoeDapple

Oops! That one's been used! We do make a Pear though, huh?

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RoeDapple

Okay, I'm done. All up to Yew now.

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ksrover

That was awesome. :)

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RaynRavyn

But we're pining for more. Maybe the other posters could branch out a bit? But, your puns are deciduously better than mine. Guess I am just barking up the wrong tree. :D

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RoeDapple

Alder good ones have been used.

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RoeDapple

Olive for these moments. My old Pawpaw would be so proud.

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RoeDapple

Persimmon to continue?

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RoeDapple

Butternut. I'm about to Choke.

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RoeDapple

I'm so outa here! I'll be sipping mai tais on the Beech . . .

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deec

This is a real tree-t

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RoeDapple

Orange you glad I stopped?

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Maddy Griffin

RoeD is God.

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Liberty275

I'll leave that up to yew.

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LadyJ

To protect them during the winter and "March madness"

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like_n_Lawrence

I saw a city worker putting a bright orange sticker on a bicycle that was on one of those trees with wrapping. I don't know what the wrapping is for, but after a few days went by that bicycle was gone! I learned the hard way it is against law to put your bicycle on a tree. Maybe the wrapping is for protection.

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copperdog007

OMG!!! Come on people. The wrapping is to keep critters away from the bark primarily. Secondly it serves to protect the lower bark from damage from various things such as weed trimmers and folks who wish to lock their bicycles to the tree in question.

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Flap Doodle

I also wrap my trunk for protection in cold weather.

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Flap Doodle

That's the best part.

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Jennifer Klopp

LJWorld, can anyone tell me if there is a city code or ordinance prohibiting homeowners from planting trees between the sidewalk and the street curb, which in this case is a span of about 3 feet? These trees are oak trees and are looking very healthy. In a few years these mighty oaks are going to bust thru both the sidewalk and the curb. Thank you.

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workinghard

I do believe the homeowner is responsible for fixing the sidewalk in front of his property anytime there is a problem, tree or no tree.

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cozborn

The trees are wrapped to prevent winter scald or injury, in the winter the thin barked trees can basically get a "pothole" in the bark though its more of a crack.

I would never park a bike on a tree, its against the rules and the city is cracking down.

No, you cannot plant a tree in the city right of way, for that reason, though the city will plant a tree in your yard if you pester them enough

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Eugehne Normandin

I ride my bicycle to save the planet but I can not put it against a tree irony

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deec

Christo was here?

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