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Japanese Garden to be closed three days for tree removal

Posted Aug. 8, 2017

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Starting Aug. 9, the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will be closed for removal of an American elm and a cottonwood tree. Both trees have succumbed to decline due to root rot and previous trunk wounds.

“While we are sad to see them go, removal is the only option to ensure public safety,” said Botanic Garden Superintendent Bob Byers.

The elm will be replaced with another large tree species while the site currently occupied by the cottonwood will be redeveloped as a small, intimate seating area. All parts of both trees will be donated to the Fort Worth Zoo for the elephant exhibit.

During this time, Old Garden Road will close to the public while the Native Texas Boardwalk will remain open for guests to walk from the north to the south sides of the garden. Guests who wish to drive to the Rose Garden or visit the Gardens Restaurant may enter on Rock Springs Road through the south entrance. The Japanese Garden is scheduled to reopen Aug. 12.

“We apologize for any inconvenience, but please know these actions are the best for the garden, its future and our valued guests,” Byers said.

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