Did State DOT Bungle New Haven’s Whalley Tree Planting?

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story

As new trees take root in ample plots of grass by the Westville cemetery, others down Route 63 are being “entombed” in concrete “coffins” that, in the eyes of one urban forester, will ensure their lives are nasty, brutish and short.

Chris Ozyck inspects a “tortured” tree.

Chris Ozyck inspects a “tortured” tree. (photo: Thomas Macmillan)

Chris Ozyck, greenspace manager for the Urban Resources Initiative (URI), made that appraisal during a recent trip down Whalley Avenue.

Delois Barnes, a transportation landscape designer with the DOT, said the trees will be fine and that they actually have more room for their roots than trees in other cities. Asked one by one about the concerns Ozyck named, she said they were unfounded.

Read more here: Did State DOT Bungle Whalley Tree Planting? | New Haven Independent.

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