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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Extreme Tree Box Makeover, 9th Street Edition

In case you haven't seen them yet, the new iron tree box guards being installed along 9th Street between N and U Streets look great. So far only two blocks have received the ironwork, the 1500 block and the 1900 block; the remaining blocks will soon follow. The plan is for 7th Street to receive a similar treatment in the near future.

In addition to the iron tree box guards, the tree box makeovers include new mulch and plantings, consisting of a liriope border and black eyed susans in the middle. The Shaw Monthly Cleanup crew and the SMS Green Team mulched and planted the boxes along the 1500 and 1900 blocks a few weeks ago, and things are really looking good (I love how unified the blocks look now; these attractive tree boxes really add to the pedestrian's experience on 9th).

Thanks Shaw Main Streets, for securing the funds and implementing this great streetscape enhancement to 9th!


si said...

very nice choices!

LF of SD said...

who ever came up with this idea must be pretty cool. love the tree boxes. keep up the good wook