If you take a tree down, are you going to plant a new tree in its place?

Replanting will only start to happen as the public approves ½ and full blocks for soil remediation and replanting.   Part of the issues with the current trees along Colby Avenue involve over-crowding of trees, forcing them to compete for space and water. New trees will need to be spaced in a way overcrowding will not be a factor in the future.  Soil remediation will not be successful on a single tree basis because of the root system from other trees.  There are currently 68 trees standing on the Colby Avenue median. If we plant 7 trees per block, that will bring the total to 63 trees, or a net reduction of only 5 trees.  

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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?