Tree Removal & Replacement Planting Implementation Plan
The historic Dixie Highway Trolley Line is the main thoroughfare through the City of Fort Mitchell. The safety and aesthetics of the corridor is a priority of the City. Therefore, the Tree Board and city staff relied on Urban Canopy Works to design and manage a phased approach to implementation of the Dixie Highway Tree Removal and Replacement Master Plan. UCW created an implementation plan to remove and replace all the trees along the highly visible right-of-way.
A phased approach was recommended because:
It minimized the visual impact of tree removal,
Demonstrated that the city was committed to replacing the trees that were removed, & adding even morel trees, &
It reduced the annual budget resources needed to complete the project
UCW worked with the Tree Board and staff to create the final and detailed implementation plan. The plan also had built-in flexibility in case funding for the project changed, road improvement projects were scheduled, and species availability was limited. For each phase, the plan provided information on: the number and locations of the removals and plantings, species selection, design justification, estimated budget, and a graphic map.
UCW then acted as project managers and agents of the City to implement the plan. Services provided included: communicating with the selected landscape contractor, inspecting the nursery stock, marking locations for the replacement trees following arboricultural standards and best management practices for sign, light, and utility clearance and for vehicular safety and line-of-sight, monitoring the planting work to assure industry standards are met, and performing the final inspections.