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First we get five new trees... and now it's flowers.
When 150 Chestnut St. got a tree from the City, and Brown U. sent a team to plant said tree, that was great (see District Clean-up Story).
Seizing the opportunity, 150 Chestnut's Allison Paschke thought that a flower or two could spiff up the newly planted tree cuts and an empty tree cut or two that didn't meet the City Forester's criteria for proper tree planting.
So, in late April Paschke and Alyssa Coffin set to work at brightening up the block. Phase I: exploratory planting in front of 150 Chestnut and across the street at 155.
Then 150 decided that bollards might protect their new, extremely vulnerable sapling and planted a couple.
Phase II: Paschke and Coffin have been at work, again. More flowering plants at 150 and day lilies planted in that empty square at the corner of Elbow and Chestnut. Now we wait for the lilies to sprout.
Small projects, big benefits for the District. Get ready: Paschke has further plans; she's looking for volunteers to pitch in on Phase III.