Timing important for health of trees planted along new roads, building sites

image Along the newly constructed Berkmar Drive Extended, part of the Route 29 Solutions package, the trees that dot the edges of the road and the sloping hills on both sides are wilting in the summer heat and dying. “They plant them fast because it saves money. To do it right takes about twice as long,” said Tim Maywalt, a Charlottesville tree steward. “These are problems that tree stewards have looked at and we’ve tried to find a financial incentive to get things done right and we come up short because there isn’t one.” Maywalt and others involved with ...

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