Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

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Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting
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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Beautiful has partnered with the City to resume planting of street trees.

The partnership improves landscaping in parks and streets to further enhance the city's character. Trees have already been planted next to Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and near Alameda Park.

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a-1566597530 Jul 16, 2019 08:44 AM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

The city planted a great many curb trees on Manitou Road and Crestline about a month ago. These were installed using a power auger and eventually supplied with a water bag. Does anyone know if this has to do with SB Beautiful or is it part of a separate initiative?

PitMix Jul 15, 2019 03:40 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Seems hard to believe that a mature tree would be very happy with a small dirt patch and most of its roots covered with concrete. Are they choosing trees that are okay with this situation?

tagdes Jul 15, 2019 09:23 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Yes, those are indeed permeable pavers and they'll actually be better off than most of our trees, some of which were a little stressed during the drought and seem to be recovering with few problems. Our 70 year old Magnolias are looking much better with noticeably more blooms this year.

a-1566597530 Jul 15, 2019 06:21 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Hard to tell from the photo, but I'm pretty sure that sidewalk is made of permeable pavers, so water can get through to the roots on that side of the tree, at least.

Flicka Jul 15, 2019 02:40 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Thank you, Santa Barbara Beautiful. Very old sketches of SB, in Spanish and Mexican eras, show a "naked landscape". The only trees were along creeks. Richard Henry Dana wrote in his book "Two Years Before the Mast" about watching through a telescope from the ship he was on the wedding participants (Alfredo Robinson and Anita De la Guerra) enter and then leave the Mission. Couldn't do that today, thankfully.

a-1566597530 Jul 15, 2019 12:54 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Nice, informative video. I'm too lazy right now to navigate the Santa Barbara Beautiful website. Anyone on Ed know how much it is for a commemorative plaque? Thanks.

a-1566597530 Jul 15, 2019 10:55 AM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

OK, I'll be the first to bite. Is that really a city worker on that scooter? Or do the SB Beautiful guys dress up as city workers just to watch city workers work on tree planting day? Curious minds want to know...thanks in advance.

tagdes Jul 15, 2019 03:26 PM
Santa Barbara Beautiful Street Tree Planting

Uhm...let's see, no hard hat, is in group shot with all the SB Beautiful people, is shown with SB Beautiful hat in several shots and is on a scooter of which there are none available at the city. I gotta go along with 11:51 AM.

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