Downtown Greenville's Main Street trees will be undergoing a renovation. The city has determined that the Main Street trees need some attention. Some are growing into the sidewalks, some have mistletoe invasions, some need a hair cut, while a few need to be taken out and replaced with more appropriate species. The goal of the city is to maintain the canopy and surrounding landscape of Main Street for years to come while preserving the aesthetics of the area. The trees will be taken care of and replaced utilizing the most current urban tree planting technology available. The focus will be to increase the tree's growing space, improve the soil conditions and remove the sidewalk trip hazards.
The work will progress in two phases and access to businesses will not be affected. The tree care will be performed by Schneider Tree Care and they will be communicating with local business and coordinating the work so as not to interrupt business.
Phase one of the tree care will begin with the removal of aging maple trees, which will be replaced with Allee elm trees and holly shrubs. Metal railings will also be replaced with the trees. Phase two will encompass restoration of oak trees at different locations along Main Street and the possible closure and removal of some sections of sidewalk. Additional work will include mistletoe removal and crown cleaning of all the oak trees along Main Street. Temporary closures of parking spaces, sidewalks and lanes of traffic will occur as the work progresses.