Several weeks ago, work began on a project to replace diseased and dying trees in the Hendricks/San Jose medians between San Marco and Christopher Creek, just south of University Boulevard. The project, initiated in 2009, used tree mitigation funds provided by developers to replace trees that had been declared diseased or dying by the City Forester. While several individual trees appeared to be healthy, many of the trees were in visibly poor health. Others were stunted by poor soil, and some were damaged by improper maintenance. Councilman Shad had introduced legislation to replace the trees with Eagleston Hollies and Crepe Myrtles after amending the soil in the planting areas. The work should be completed in the next few weeks.
(update provided by the office of City Council Member Lori Boyer – Loriboyer.org)