Finally, New Trees On Otis Place by School
It has taken a while, but I’m happy to report that there are now eight new trees planted on the south side of Otis Place between the school and the Park View Rec Center. DDOT planted these trees on April 4th. Creating space for the trees took some doing, and began in early July 2015 when DDOT started replacing the sidewalks in this area.
Initially the stretch of street between the school and rec center had no street trees, and DDOT had no intention of reworking the sidewalks to make room for trees. Yet, when I noticed the sidewalk work I immediately contacted DDOT and, long story short, collaborated with them to shift the sidewalks on Otis for these new trees.
The next issue to tackle will be the space between the trees in the planting area. While there is now room for the trees, the area between them is dirt (or mud in rain) and DDOT doesn’t really address that. I’ll be looking for ways to plant ground cover between the trees so there isn’t a muddy mess there.
Below is another view of some of the new trees.Streets and Trees comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.