Photos: Sprucing up downtown

Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010

Chatham Holt and Ed Buyarski of Ed's Edible Landscaping and George Campbell of Little Diggers & Landscaping position a European Hornbeam into place at the downtown parking garage sidewalk on Sunday. The European Hornbeams were chosen as they are an upright growing tree that won't spread out into the street or the sidewalk. The sidewalk plan has soil space beneath the concrete so the tree roots will branch out instead of push up against the structures. European Hornbean are slow-growing trees which may reach 30-40 feet but in a time frame of 30-40 years. "Some were planted on Seward Street about two to three years ago," Buyarski said. "They have survived the climate, which is kind of important. They should be nice trees for this space."

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