Seven Trees to be Removed on Carrillo Street
Source: City of Santa Barbara
As part of the traffic safety project currently under construction on West Carrillo Street, 7 trees will be removed between San Pascual Street and San Andres the week of October 11. The existing trees are failing, and will be removed and replaced with 15 new trees along Carrillo Street.
The tree removals and plantings will be coordinated with sidewalk and curb and gutter repair. As part of these improvements new tree wells will be created and existing parkways will be modified where feasible to increase the size of the planting location for the new street trees. By increasing the size of tree planting locations it creates a better environment to optimize tree performance, all while reducing impermeable surface area at the street level, which allows for more storm water to be captured by the tree and the parkway.
In addition to the tree replacements, the safety project includes new corridor lighting, ADA compliant access ramps, traffic signal left turn arrows at San Andres Street, a new crosswalk at San Pascual Street, and repaving. Work will continue through February 2022.