Friday, November 13, 2009

What Is It??

Last year when construction on this project started, I was wondering what it was. Before there was an old stretch of two lane concrete highway from the 50's where the row of stakes are in this picture. At first as they hauled away the old concrete and hauled in dirt and leveled it, I thought maybe it was going to be a small roadside park with a few picnic tables. Not so.
In the middle of each of the black squares a tree is planted. Not sure how many, didn't count them, but there are a lot. Notice the dead trees, they brought in dead trees and planted some and placed others around the area in some artistic plan.

Found out this year that this is a replacement wetland. Some developer wanted to build on some property that was classified as wetland and this was done to replace it.


  1. That's a common thing up our way. A compromise we have to live with I guess. Developement will happen. This at least compensates a little.

  2. hmm, im still suspicious of nature.

  3. I'm wondering if this is the sort of project that will employ my kid when he becomes an environmental engineer.

    Somebody must be making money off renovating wet lands.

  4. Mitigated wetland. What a hoot. I love the artistically placed dead trees.


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