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Media contact: Chris Graham
Community Information Specialist
(DeLand, FL) – City Commissioners Monday approved a plan that will replace many existing trees in a portion of the Downtown DeLand district.
The city on Monday night awarded a bid to Green Construction Technologies Inc. to replace trees along West Indiana Avenue. The total bid is for $434,691.60.
The West Indiana Avenue streetscape between Woodland Boulevard and Florida Avenue was constructed around 1990. At that time, Drake Elm trees were installed but over the years several have died and some remain under-developed because of the lack of space for proper root growth.
The remaining trees will be swapped out with a combination of Cathedral Live Oak, Magnolia and Japanese Blueberry trees. The existing concrete pavement and pavers around those areas will be replaced and new soil installed to promote healthy root growth.
The replacement project is expected to begin later this summer and is expected to take about 90 days to complete.