“Streets and their sidewalks, the main public places of the city, are its most vital organs.” The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs
“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” Shel Silverstein.
In 1975 Charlottesville developed a street tree plan.
It was never implemented.
The way we get many of our street trees is making developers plant them,
when the development requires a site plan.
But when the required tree dies, does anyone replace it?
The sense of enclosure and the shade these trees provide helps to make “mode-shift” more inviting.
Park the car and walk. Sadly, when individuals in this allee have been cut down in recent years
they have not been replaced.
Utilities, site, signage, vehicles in and out, landscape and grading plan, road. OK. Done. A new place.