Just in time for the holidays—the transformation in Georgetown was recently completed as SDOT implemented an Office of Sustainability plan to turn gray to green for two priority Georgetown neighborhood sites. SDOT Urban Forestry crews installed 16 new street trees in a “depaved” planting strip along Corson Avenue South between South Eddy Street and South Warsaw Street.
The trees also got a little “holiday dressing” too, thanks to a gift of 100 cubic yards of compost from Georgetown’s own Cedar Grove facility. This former block of barren, weedy gravel shoulder received the “green makeover” to extend SDOT street trees on the west side of East Marginal Way (between BNSF rail tracks and the street edge bike lane) for an additional block to the north of the bus stop and crosswalk at Ellis Avenue South.
4 of the 8 new trees planted on East Marginal Way were caught with their Santa hats on this morning (thanks to creative photo editing). Happy Holidays!