Bring on the trees!
With concrete work mostly finished, construction crews on the Downtown Streetscape Project turned their attention this week to planting trees. Planting of the ornamental trees from 36- and 48-inch boxes began in the median of the 1400 block of Camino del Mar and will continue during the week ahead on the east- and west-side sidewalks. The landscaping program has crews working from north to south, block by block, first with trees and later with shrubs and other groundcover.
Plans call for Camino del Mar between Plaza and 9th Street to be lined with 143 trees, including St. Mary’s magnolias, Strawberry trees, Forest Pansy trees and Crepe Myrtles. Plans even call for a few of Del Mar’s signature Torrey pine trees.
Trees will be spaced at intervals of roughly 35 feet. To preserve views, most of the treetops will be kept at about 25 feet tall.