Are you planning on removing all the trees?

Eventually all the existing trees will need to be replaced, as they are near the end of their productive life span and are in steady decline.  However, this process will happen slowly and with lots of opportunities for community input.   Our Parks Arborist will continue to monitor the condition of all the trees along Colby Avenue annually.  Parks will contract with an independent consultant to evaluate the conditions of all trees along Colby Avenue every five years and will update the plan with any change in the condition of the trees in the report.   Trees that are considered dead, dying, or diseased would be removed. Once there is a significant ½ or full block of Colby with no trees, then soil remediation and replanting will occur.  Parks has gained public support to remove 1 declining tree, remediate soils and replant 3-4 new trees on the 1700 Block as a “demonstration area” to see how the public likes the trees selected.  We hope to start this project in the Spring of 2022.  If the demonstration area is well received, then progress on the steady replacement of the trees could move faster than what is outlined above.

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1. Why did the Parks Department create a Colby Avenue Tree Plan?
2. Are you planning on removing all the trees?
3. Why were trees removed in fall of 2020 and not the other trees along Colby Ave.?
4. What does remediate soils mean?
5. When will trees start to be removed?
6. Why doesn’t Parks just cut down all the trees and replant with new trees?
7. Why are the trees dead, dying or diseased along Colby Avenue?
8. If you take a tree down, are you going to plant a new tree in its place?
9. What trees are you planning to plant in place of the existing trees?
10. Why weren’t native species selected?
11. What surface would go underneath and between trees?
12. Why are only deciduous trees being planted instead of evergreen?