New library spurs effort to spruce up planter boxes

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Esther Short — Looking to the impending opening of the new main library at Evergreen Boulevard and C Street, Vancouver’s Downtown Association partnered with Steve Pash of Frontier Landscaping and Charles Ray of Vancouver Urban Forestry to give the planters on the Evergreen Boulevard overpass a makeover. Lee Coulthard of the association said there would likely be more pedestrian traffic visiting the library and the trees that died in last summer’s heat were not welcoming. Pash pruned what was salvageable, took out dead trees and amended the soil in anticipation of new greenery. New trees came from Urban Forestry and the association’s flower basket watering crew has made a pledge to keep the trees watered over the summer.