Monday, January 9, 2012
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l-r Daniel Gozman and Anthony Balderis
COVINGTON -- The Square is getting a facelift for the new year.
Kevin Sorrow, the city of Covington's forester, said crews will continue to work throughout the month to replace tree wells and plant new trees around the Square.
"The work is part of the city's strategic plan to revitalize the whole Square," Sorrow said. "We've done some work on the Square already and eventually plan to continue replacing tree wells around the Square."
In addition to putting in new wells, granite curbing, grass strips and pavers will be added to improve the aesthetic look of the Square.
About 23 willow oak trees will be planted and repositioned away from street lights to create a more symmetrical look.
"The trees that were there had been there a long time and had seen better days, and a lot had been removed over years due to damage and disease," Sorrow said. "There had been a hodge podge of different species over the years, and one thing we wanted to make sure was that we planted just one species to make it look more inviting."
Sorrow said the City Council approved the work in December. Crews began work on Monday pulling down old trees and building new wells on Monticello, Washington and Floyd streets. He said the work should be completed by Feb. 1.