Friday, July 6, 2012
Historic elm planted by Blaine Mansion
Whoa! Push! There! She's in the hole! The tree being planted below isn't just any tree. It's an American elm, Ulmus Americana ‘Valley Forge,’ a type we are helping to get planted along the sidewalks of Embassy Row. The men aren't planting it any old place but just inside the sidewalk beside the famous Blaine Mansion (2000 Mass). The new tree fills a gap in the line of "second row" trees on south side of the 2000 block of Mass Ave. The sidewalk and driveways have been a terrible 'heat island;' as the tree grows it will provide cool shade for thousands who pass there.