Trees Along the Avenue - Tree Survey Shows Positive Effects from SCAA's Efforts
A tree survey performed by Bayou Tree Service has demonstrated that the SCAA's efforts to improve the tree canopy along the Avenue are working.
The survey was funded by the Association and performed as a continuation of previous surveys, first conducted in 1992. Since the initial survey, over 300 trees have been planted and maintained on and along St. Charles Avenue.
The survey noted that the Association had planted live oak trees along the Avenue; the Association has also funded fertilization and tree trimming over the years, and is now considering treating a number of live oaks along the Avenue for termite problems.
It's important to note that the survey does not include the trees planted on the side streets near where they intersect with the Avenue. When the adjacent side street trees are included, there are over 1,000 live oaks on the Avenue.
Bayou Tree Service has recently trimmed some of the trees along the upper part of St. Charles Avenue in order to raise the canopy of the trees, focusing on the younger trees. The Association, through Bayou Trees, has trimmed a total of 52 trees, a mixture of new and old trees, mostly between Broadway and the Riverbend. SCAA intends to continue this work along the remainder of the Avenue as funds permit.
Bayou Tree Service is the official tree partner of the St. Charles Avenue Association and has planted and cared for the live oaks on the Avenue for nearly 40 years.
Donations to help save the trees can be made on SCAA's contact page.
> Read the survey (PDF)
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