Pictured above are some cherry trees in full bloom on Queens road. The trees run in the median of Queens road from Myers Park Baptist church to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. These gorgeous trees are a highly visible marker of the beginning of spring and precursor to other bursts of life that will soon highlight our neighborhood.
The trees have grown near the power lines that also run along the median and that coexistence can be challenging. Last fall MPHA Board member Jack McNeary noticed that the trees were not being pruned correctly. Jack worked with Duke Energy and its outside tree service to alter and improve its pruning of the cherry trees. Work was actually stopped until proper techniques could be explained and used. A big thank you to all three parties as well as the City Arborists for working together to achieve a successful outcome. Enjoy the bloom explosion!