“Trees, poles and planting materials will be available at no cost and volunteers will help with the planting.” according to Michele McKeegan, a Keep Eureka Beautiful founder. “If needed, the only charge will be $75 to partially underwrite the cost of cutting sidewalk holes.”
Eurekans who want a tree may email us for more information or to be scheduled for a tree(s) planting. “The sooner the better,” said McKeegan, “if residents want to get their trees this spring.”
Photo: Keep Eureka Beautiful volunteers Stan Wong and Jesse Douglas sort tree stock for fall tree plantings
You may be seeing our new stencil around Eureka, marking sidewalks for tree placements. Email us if you’re interested in having a tree(s) placed in front of your home or business.
We can arrange for a hole to be cut in your sidewalk for a modest fee.
If the City Planning Commission and Design Review‘s recommendations are accepted by the City Council on Tuesday, this invasive species of advertising will crop up all over Eureka. 60% of coastal cities have banned electronic signs.
This issue has been addressed in the past, but the Council may green light a plan to approve these signs on Tuesday. Perhaps nothing makes everyplace look the same like these illuminated, garish displays.
Join us at the Eureka City Council Meeting: 4:30 Tuesday, Feb 6th
Street trees are slated to be planted in the sidewalks in front of Humboldt Bay Inn, Dick Taylor Chocolates, the Co-op and Love Lights on 4th and 5th Streets this year as part of Keep Eureka Beautiful’s efforts to make Eureka a city of tree-lined streets.
Traditionally, the organization has concentrated on planting in residential areas but has expanded its program after receiving requests from businesses. Sidewalks have already been planted on A between 3rd and 4th Streets, in front of the Discovery Shop in Henderson Center and on 3rd Street behind the Red Lion. But only recently has Caltrans agreed to allow KEB to plant on 4th and 5th.
“The experience of other cities is that trees and landscaping slow traffic and draw people into commercial areas,” says Keep Eureka Beautiful volunteer Michele McKeegan, who heads up the tree planting campaign.
Although there is no charge for the trees or poles and KEB volunteers do the planting, there is a $100 charge to reimburse the City of Eureka for cutting each sidewalk hole. It is up the individual property owners to do ongoing maintenance.
Keep Eureka Beautiful is an all-volunteer organization committed to civic beautification. “Other cities have found that attractive cities are more economically vibrant and experience less crime,” notes McKeegan.
For more information, call Bev Post at 707-444-8147.
Call us now for a street tree.
No charge for trees and poles and our volunteers will help with the planting.
Only charge is $75 if cutting a sidewalk hole is necessary.
For more information, call 444-8147.
Street trees do a lot of good things:
- Slow street traffic
- Raise property values
- Clean our air and water
We have a grant for sidewalk and front yard trees!
We buy the trees and help with planting. We ask you to take responsibility for watering and caring for your tree.
If sidewalk cuts are necessary, we’ll arrange for them. We charge $75 to help offset the cost if sidewalk cuts.
Get in touch with us now!
Keep Eureka Beautiful has developed an award to encourage residents to build fences that are attractive and that keep homes visible.
Keep Eureka Beautiful’s 1st Friendly Fence Award was awarded at the Eureka City Council meeting March 4, 2014 to Todd and Tanya Hudy, who have done a splendid job on their 258 Hillsdale residence fence.