Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Can I plant the area between my sidewalk & curb?

Vilas Ave.                
The space between your sidewalk and the curb
is an ideal place for a rain garden.  It can infiltrate water that's free from pollution, especially if you don't spread salt.

"This area is part of the “street right-of-way” and is often called the “outer terrace." People often ask me if it's legal to plant there.

From the City's website: "

"The Forestry Section is responsible for planting, pruning and removing trees in the outer terrace."

"Property owners who want to plant, maintain or remove trees in this area must apply for a permit from the Forestry Section. An inspector will visit the site, talk with the property owner and issue a permit when appropriate. Permits are free."