What if certain streets of Colbert were lined with different types of trees?
The Colbert City Council discussed a proposal Monday by Evelyn Powers which asked this very question, not as a subject to be voted on, but as something the council could, “chew on for a while,” said Powers.
“A thought in my head is dangerous,” Powers joked. “But I’m going to tell you about it anyway … What if we could line one street with blooming cherry trees, another with dogwoods or weeping willows and then eventually rename each of those streets after the trees that are planted up and down them?”
When asked specifically of her opinion on the subject, Vicky Smith said she liked the suggestion and particularly the idea of such decorative trees.
“I like the idea of the flower and cherry trees, as long as they’re low-growing,” said Smith.
Carl Trinrud also spoke in support saying that although he believed they might have missed the proper time for planting such trees, it would still be great to put it together in a plan.
“We could work out a plan to replace other trees that have previously been cut down by the city in the past five or 10 years as well,” said Trinrud.
Insisting once more that however “weird” the thought may seem, Powers said the tree planting proposal should be something to ponder.
“I just thought it would be something unique for our town, and would give us a reason to name those streets by something other than just numbers,” said Powers.
04/12/10 at 08:31 PM
Really? Trees? how about more Red Canna Lillies. Colbert is the "City of Red Cannas" and yet only three plots of Red Cannas are in town.
You want do something to make the city more appealing and will cost much less than planting trees, then do something with the fountain. Update it make it an attraction that would make a Hwy 72 passer-by stop and take a photo. Chew on that
I agree! That fountain is very sad. I wonder if any private businesses would be willing to make donations in exchange for a thank-you plaque near the fountain. But as far as the trees go, I am a big fan of trees. I wonder how much it would cost if each resident could help with their own street. Either with labor or with purchasing the trees.