Downtown is home to about 1700 street trees, an important part of downtown quality of life. This fall and continuing in spring 2015 the DDA will work to keep downtown green by adding about 140 new trees.
The DDA has been working with the city’s forestry staff to identify trees that need to be replaced and to determine a replacement and care strategy for the new trees. $50,000 has been allocated to purchase and plant the trees. The new trees will have a one-year warranty that covers care and watering for the first year.
Downtown can be a stressful environment for trees and this work is part of a larger 3-5 year plan to maintain existing downtown trees and replace those that are dead or dying. In addition to planting, the DDA will work with the City to prune, repair tree pits, and encourage neighbors and businesses to adopt and water nearby trees.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Amber Miller at email@example.com