CONWAY - If and when yarnbombing comes to Conway, it won't adorn any of the city's hallowed live oak trees.
Several City Council members said at a Monday night meeting that they had heard from a resident who was adamantly opposed to having the hanging yarn creations on oak trees.
Conway officially voted to protect its live oaks from streets early in the 20th century and has streets that curve to preserve live oaks that predated the paving.
"My issue is not yarnbombing," Councilwoman Jean Timbes said, my issue is that it should not be on oak trees."
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Yarnbombing is decorating public places with knitted creations. It got its start with a single storefront in Houston in 2005 and has spread worldwide.
Council members voted to allow the yarnbombing, but to limit it to lampposts. There were not enough votes among Council members to even allow five trees to be bombed with creations that have already been started.
Barbara Streeter of CREATE Conway which is organizing the yarnbombing, said she would talk with her knitters about the alteration, but didn't know if they would sew up lampposts rather than trees, as had originally been requested.
The bombs, if they happen, will be put up Oct. 27 along Laurel Street starting at Second Avenue and continuing as far as knitters would like.