The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will begin tree removal as early as Friday (weather permitting) in Roberts Park near 56th and Sumner streets. The tree removal is part of a restoration project outlined in the Roberts Park master plan.
After the removal of old and diseased trees primarily at the corner of 56th and "A" streets, the area will be replanted over time as an oak grove. The project also includes the establishment of native grasslands to help improve water and air quality and to provide a more resilient habitat. The drainage channel running through the northern part of the park will be redeveloped as part of a stream bank stabilization project to help minimize erosion and to increase water infiltration from stormwater runoff.
For more information on the Roberts Park master plan, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov (click on "programs").