Committee to Classify Landmark Trees

WILMINGTON -- The City of Wilmington is getting closer to cataloging historic landmark trees in the city.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to set up a historic tree committee that will recognize and catalog more than 100 "landmark" trees in the city, based on size and rarity.

It plans to first review the oak trees on Market Street, between 5th and 16th streets.

While putting a tree on the landmark list would not have much impact beyond official recognition, city planners hope to add more protection to the trees classified as landmarks.

A tree on private property can also be included if the owner applies for consideration.

Reported by Dan Cassuto