Landscape Change Coming to South Grand

Landscape Change Coming to South Grand
Landscape Change Coming to South Grand

Re-paving begins soon on a well-traveled stretch of Grand Boulevard, and when it’s done, new trees will line the route.

Starting Monday, work to plant 38 of what the city calls “utility-friendly” trees will begin. But, that means 19 damaged, declining or what the city calls “poorly placed” trees will be removed. The replaced trees will be planted this fall after the repaving project that stretches from 29th Avenue to High Drive is complete.

The city wants to plant more trees that are of “ulility-friendly size”, meaning they don’t interfere with underground and overhead utility lines. The city and Avista have faced backlash in the past for pruning trees along the same stretch of road.

The new trees will be provided by the Spokane County Conservation District at no cost to homeowners.