While some trees and shrubs were planted on the reconstructed parts of Preston south of the Queensway last fall, the north side did not get any planting done last winter. The crews are busy now planting.
In Plouffe Park, the combination retaining walls and sitting areas have been planted with periwinkle (vinca), which will eventually spread into a thick mat. Pretty blue flowers in the early spring.
A huge number of trees have been delivered and are being stored for now on Oak Street. Tree types include amur maple, ginko, and cherry.
When all these shrubs and trees are planted in the next few days, it will encourage residents and visitors to put up with the construction mess this summer because we can see what a beautiful streetscape it will be.