Hey, that tree looks familiar!
Capitol Drive foliage reappearing along Bluemound, elsewhere
Capitol Drive lost some color, but Bluemound Road has gotten a little greener.
More than 50 trees were removed from the medians on Capitol and many were replanted in other areas of Brookfield.
Construction on Capitol Drive has changed the dimensions of the road and, in some cases, made the median too thin to accommodate trees. Brookfield hired a contractor to salvage as many of those trees as possible and replant them in the city. Many headed to Bluemound Road.
Bill Kolstad, the city's director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, said the process has been straightforward.
Earlier in June, the Common Council approved the $3,445 needed to complete the project since the 2012 budget did not include any money in the forestation fund, the usual source of money for these types of projects.
Kolstad said this expense made sense since the city already had spent money to plant the trees along Capitol in the first place. It is less expensive to replant them than to buy brand new trees.
He also said Capitol Drive probably doesn't have room to accommodate new trees.
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