The extraordinary efforts made by the City of
Stillwater to preserve as many trees as possible during a road widening
project that began last year is going to pay dividends in many ways for
years to come.
The city staff held three meetings with neighborhood residents
to determine their level of concern about the project and to update
them on the construction plans that had been revised to address their
wishes. The city forester helped develop the technical specs and
contracts and then a certified arborist was made part of the
result is an improved road that shifts and twists around trees that
will continue to improve air quality and aesthetics far into the
future. The City of Stillwater's tree-sensitive solution to road
widening is made-in-the-shade good news for Oklahoma.
Posted on 05/01/2004
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under