You may have noticed a few empty tree wells on Atlantic Street, but they won't be vacant much longer.
Four tree wells, south of Old Town Hall, will be planted with Ginkgo trees this fall, thanks to a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation. It's all part of the tree replacement project led by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.
Stamford Downtown says the trees will enhance the City's streetscape, provide shade and add value to the downtown, in addition to the area's colorful planters, gardens and floral baskets.
Studies show that tree-lined streets add value to surrounding properties and can boost economic development. Stamford Downtown reports that this area of Atlantic was selected because it is a major pedestrian path to the train station.
There may be future plans to plant more trees in empty wells, but in the meantime these four will be planted in October by the city's tree management team.
The community foundation is granting $1,290 for this project. The foundation serves to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County by promoting community growth and regional philanthropy.