Driving down Gordon Highway recently, I was pleased to see the improvements being made with trees being planted in the median, starting around Bobby Jones Expressway.
Now I only hope that these trees will be taken care of so they can grow and stay alive. Previous attempts, one along the Gordon Highway ponds (right at the water source) were not successful because of lack of water, meaning they were left to fend for themselves and they all died. And the other attempt that ended in disaster was the planting of 10 huge cypress trees at a cost of $600 per tree near the water treatment plant. Again, lack of care took the lives of those improvement attempts.
I sincerely hope that the department responsible for the planting also will be responsible for taking care of the trees and any other plants that are helping to make Augusta look like the Garden City that it is supposed to be.