Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tree planting excitement
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For some time now, spring tree and shrub planting has been going on along West Wellie and Preston streets. It seems every day reveals a tree or shrub bed somewhere new.
Shown above is the supply dump for the trees and shrubs being installed on Preston between Albert and Somerset. It is incredibly exciting to see the greening occur, especially since in the case of Preston the streetscaping process has been going on for more than sixteen years before big results finally appeared on the ground. But it was worth it!
A few of the trees planted last year suffered nicks and snowplow damage over the winter. Tree guards/fences/cages are now being considered for Preston. Trees are vulnerable to just one careless equipment operator, so I think it is worth the expense of protecting the trees.
Hundreds of potted spirea await planting.