Wednesday, September 26, 2012

UPDATE: Crews Remove Iconic Sycamore from BODO

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:33 PM

UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at 4 p.m.

A new tree takes the place of an old sycamore suffering from anthracnose.
  • Deanna Darr
  • A new tree takes the place of an old sycamore suffering from anthracnose.

City crews finished planting a new tree at Broad and 8th Streets in Boise's BODO district. The young sapling replaces an older than 70 year old sycamore which was removed on Sept. 25 due to disease.

ORIGINAL POST: Monday, Sept. 25, 2012 at 11:29 a.m.

A sycamore more than 70 years old was removed from the BODO area this morning.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • A sycamore more than 70 years old was removed from the BODO area this morning.

Crews began removing a large sycamore tree outside P.F. Chang's in the BODO area of downtown Boise this morning, while representatives from property managers Colliers International supervised.

The large tree, more than 70 years old, according to a Colliers employee, was infected with the fungus anthracnose, a disease that caused cankers and growths across the tree's trunk. The tree stood at the intersection of Eighth and Broad streets. Officials said the BODO development was built around the tree.

A wood chipper and crane occupied a portion of Broad Street before dawn this morning. By mid-morning, the crane swung boughs removed from the trunk by chainsaw over to the wood chipper, while a crew ran smaller branches through the machine.

A younger sapling is expected to be planted in the sycamore's place, with enough room allowed for it to grow to a similar size.

Sycamore anthracnose did in the old BODO area tree.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Sycamore anthracnose did in the old BODO area tree.

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