News and Tribune

Recent Local News

March 5, 2013

Jeffersonville’s tree plan to spread its limbs

City wants 19-block trail of trees; plantings to start in spring



Phillips said if the plan moves forward, the tree walk would be the only one of its kind in the country.

Aside from being a beautification project, the plan may also provide green infrastructure so the city could capture more stormwater and reduce Combined Sewer Overflows, Corbin said.

An additional $10,000 has been pledged through the planning and zoning department for the plan. The total estimate from the project planners totaled about $1 million, but Phillips said that does not take into account the amount of work that could be done in-house to control costs.

She said the plan is for UEZ engineering and park staff to cut the concrete and dig holes for the trees, but to have nurseries install trees so there are warranties.

Hopes are that the tree walk could be completed as early as spring 2015, but several factors must still be weighed, including what type of tree wells to use.

Corbin said the city plans to plant one block of eight to 10 popular street trees between Market Street and Riverside Drive within a month. Those plantings may dictate how quickly the plan moves forward.

“We’re hoping to get a few blocks done this spring,” Phillips said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.