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East Hampton Takes Down Two of Its Signature Elms; Replacing Them Will Be Complicated

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Tree cutting crews took down two century-old American elm trees on either side of East Hampton Village's main intersection last week. The trees had been deteriorating in recent years and were becoming a hazard, the village said. The village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society are working on how to replace them with new trees. DOUG KUNTZ

Tree cutting crews took down two century-old American elm trees on either side of East Hampton Village's main intersection last week. The trees had been deteriorating in recent years and were becoming a hazard, the village said. The village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society are working on how to replace them with new trees. DOUG KUNTZ

Tree cutting crews took down two century-old American elm trees on either side of East Hampton Village's main intersection last week. The trees had been deteriorating in recent years and were becoming a hazard, the village said. The village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society are working on how to replace them with new trees. DOUG KUNTZ

Tree cutting crews took down two century-old American elm trees on either side of East Hampton Village's main intersection last week. The trees had been deteriorating in recent years and were becoming a hazard, the village said. The village and the Ladies Village Improvement Society are working on how to replace them with new trees. DOUG KUNTZ

The village will grind out most of the stumps but the massive root systems of the trees will remain. The LVIS said they will figure out if a new tree can be planted in the existing enclosure, or if the enclosures should be relocated to a let a new tree grow unfettered. DOUG KUNTZ

The village will grind out most of the stumps but the massive root systems of the trees will remain. The LVIS said they will figure out if a new tree can be planted in the existing enclosure, or if the enclosures should be relocated to a let a new tree grow unfettered. DOUG KUNTZ

authorMichael Wright on Feb 26, 2024
East Hampton Village crews on Wednesday and Thursday cut down two of the downtown’s largest and most visible elm trees as a precaution, as the century-old trees were in failing... more

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