Dozens of trees planted along entrance to downtown Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Dozens of trees have been planted along Fulton Ave. between the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage and existing fence at the Mulzer Crushed Stone gravel yard to enhance downtown Evansville.

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility, along with Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District and Keep Evansville Beautiful, 62 trees were planted. The landscaping project will continue south along Fulton Ave., from the intersection at N.W. 2nd St./Ohio St, ending near the curve where Fulton becomes Riverside Dr.

According officials, about 200,000 vehicles cross the area and hundreds of people use the Greenway through this area.

“Almost 20,000 vehicles cross this point and hundreds use the Greenway through this area daily. We know that beautifying this space will create positive impressions of Downtown Evansville for residents, workers, visitors and commuters alike. The landscape area will frame views of Evansville’s historic LST 325 tank landing ship and the new LST Visitors Center as well.”

EWSU construction in Sunset Park plays a role in this enhancement project downtown. The City of Evansville’s Tree Advisory Board requires EWSU to plant two trees for each tree removed as part of that construction project.

For the past two years, Keep Evansville Beautiful has been working with the utility to mitigate trees removed during construction. KEB will water and maintain the trees for two years.

This tree planting project is designed to bring charm to the downtown Evansville area.

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(This story was originally published on November 1, 2019)

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