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This rendering from the planning firm Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas and Co. shows how KU's Jayhawk Boulevard could look after a reconstruction project scheduled for the next four summers. This eastward view from in front of Strong Hall shows a possible bike lane through the center of the road, as well as a re-created canopy of trees planted between the curb and sidewalk on either side. Such a canopy of elm trees was once present in the middle of the 20th Century, before disease largely wiped it out.

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livinginlawrence 1 year ago

From the article:

The new canopy would contain some disease-resistant elms similar to the historic ones, with some other species mixed in. That should ensure this one stays in place for years to come, Modig said.

“We’re putting a variety in so we have some resistance to disease wiping out everything,” he said.

They must have read your mind!

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Caz Snwot 1 year ago

to avoid plant/tree disease I would suggest planting a large variety of trees... But then again I went to Baker... what do I know about a variety of trees on campus...

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Jack Clayton 1 year ago

This is awesome. I have been waiting to hear this news for a while

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