There is a very special City Council meeting on March 24th regarding trees (and emergency repairs to a standpipe). I want trees! I need to see some trees! I cannot wait to get some trees! I am so depressed when I don’t see any trees!
From the agenda:
“authorized to enter into a contract with Louis Barbato Landscaping, Inc., 1600 Railroad Avenue, Holbrook, New York 11741 for the furnishing and planting of approximately 2700 trees and all associated incidental work, in accordance with plans and specifications on file in the Office of the Commissioner of Public Works, at a cost of $1,390,385. [LINK]
Related link: CITY OF LONG BEACH TREE REPLANTING MASTER PLAN
Since we are on the topic… about those Japanese Black Pines [Pinus thunbergii]:
“Japanese black pine had been among the best species for planting along Northeastern seashores until about 1990. The species has suffered from insects and diseases and has fallen rapidly in esteem [LINK]
Are these the same Japanese Black Pines that are in our Tree Replanting Master Plan? (A big thank you to reader ‘Joe’ who pointed this out)