Hiawatha Avenue Landscape Restoration

12Oct_mwnews_2-I2FROM THE OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW JOHNSON

The installation of the 350 trees along Hiawatha Avenue has been completed. Hennepin County contracted with Hoffman and McNamara to install 350 trees along Hiawatha Avenue from 32nd to 46th Streets. The project began on June 3 with the removal of 165 poor-condition trees in the boulevards and median.  The new trees were installed in the boulevards, median and in the area between the LRT line and bike/pedestrian trail.  These trees include 16 different species proven to withstand harsh urban environments:

  • Scarlet Jewel Maple
  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
  • Common Hackberry
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn
  • Princeton Sentry Ginkgo
  • Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Amur Maackia
  • Pink Spire Crab
  • Prairiefire Crab Apple
  • Red Jewell Crab Apple
  • Spring Snow Crab Apple
  • Urban Pinnacle Oak
  • Sentry American
  • Linden Princeton Elm

The trees will be watered and pruned by the project contractors for two years.  Trees are covered by a warranty during this establishment period.  Any trees that did not survive the transplant are planned for replacement in September.

 

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