Parks planted trees in the tree pits at the new triangle and down the length of Bailey Place recently.
Supervising the project was an arborist, Theresa Hicks (pictured below), originally from Chicago, who works for an outside consultant hired by Parks. She picked the species of tree based on the planting location in terms of low overhead wires and ultimate shape and size of the folliage .
The trees in front of the triangle, from the front are: a hackberry, a silver linden, an elm, and a silver linden (as pictured below).
On the west side of Bailey Place, under the low wires, are lilac trees (not bushes).
On the east side there are hackberries and lindens at the top and elms at the bottom where there are fewer wires and space is more open. (One linden arrived damaged and was not planted and will have to be replaced.)
Work was done now because of the warming trend we had and because 12/15 is a Parks planting deadline that they were able to beat.