Pine trees closest to Westroads may suffer from 'convection oven' effect
Scotch pines like this were among trees that city crews were removing Monday along Elmwood Park Road south of Dodge Street. Many were killed by pine wilt, made worse by drought. Similarly, a stretch of dead, rust-colored pine trees lining 102nd Street north of Westroads Mall has been marked by the city for removal.
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am
Drive north on 102nd Street just past Westroads Mall, and the victims of drought, disease and a few too many splashes of salt from the road are hard to miss.
A stretch of dead, rust-colored pine trees lining the street has been marked by the City of Omaha for removal. By May, they'll be gone, like pine trees all over the city that have been hit by a perfect combination of tree-killing forces.
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Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am.