Street Trees Are Important

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

We participate in a wide range of projects at both the residential & commercial levels. From hardscape to landscape, drainage improvements to pools, the outdoor projects that we don’t tackle are few & far between. We had the opportunity this fall to participate in a beautiful project that serves the community at large.

We were tasked with planting street trees along the Lewis & Clark road extension. This project was  terrific & brings beauty to the area as well as offers ‘treemendous’ benefit to the community. The road extension created another convenient alternative for Route 29 – It connects UVA Research Park to Airport Road, Hollymead Town Center, the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO), and eventually to the larger Charlottesville community via Berkmar Drive Extended. The road extension project’s goal is to allow more convenient access to surrounding housing communities and businesses serving the north 29 corridor. It also enables additional land to be developed in the future.

We installed a total of (198) new trees, all of which are native to our region. So if you’re in the area and find yourself with a wee bit of time take a ride through. We suggest doing so in late spring when the Redbuds, Fringe Tree, Dogwoods, & Silverbells are in bloom. The Sweetbay Magnolias will offer their heavenly fragrance from late spring into early summer. Then be sure revisit late summer to see the Sourwoods blooming in full action. The fall color in 2021 will be stunning so perhaps a walk along the roads pedestrian path would be in order. We hope everyone can enjoy the trees, and are here to answer questions about them, and discuss native tree options for your home.