Tree Vault Project

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It took some time to complete but I think it came out pretty nice. If you live in NYC you probably know what a tree vault is. Basically it is the piece of land between the curb and your sidewalk that the city usually plants a tree in.

Well many years ago the tree that was there forever died and was taken down. The city never replaced the tree so I took it upon myself to do it with many different trees that could not stand up to the harsh winters and the salt the city throws on the streets.

I have several pictures that show the chronological order of the project from start to finish, I hope you enjoy…

1. First we must dig all the old dirt out and bring it down to below the sidewalk level. (Michael sure does love to play in the dirt)

2. Next the cobble stones are laid in flush with the sidewalk and curb.

3. The cement is poured between the cobble stones, next day I brushed the cobble stones clean with a wire brush and water.

4. Finally done with a Cleveland Pear Tree planted and nice mulch to keep the soil moist.

Michael Digging

Cobble Stones Laid In

Cobble Stones Cemented

Finally Done!


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