Why are the trees dead, dying or diseased along Colby Avenue?

For the best outcomes, trees should be planted in soil that is permeable, so that roots can grow down, rather than expand out.  Additionally, trees should be spaced generously so they have room to grow out.  Finally, different species should be planted so that diseases common to some species are not spread through the entire block.  When Parks eventually replants, the soils will be remediated so roots can grow deep, the trees will be planted so there are no more than 7 per block, and at least 3 different tree species will be selected for variety.

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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?