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Will any trees be replanted?

Lenox, Massachusetts
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Will any trees be replanted?

Great Barrington is one of our favorite Berkshire towns, but we are really dissapointed with the sterilized look the new construction is giving downtown. They took down all the beautiful trees on Main Street which added so much charm.

I've been searched the net but can't find whether there are plans to add any trees back.

Does anyone know what the future holds, or where I can find info?

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1. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Take a gander at this: townofgb.org/Pages/…Index

Looks like it will be even better than before.

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2. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Thanks! That is very good to hear. I wonder where they will plant the trees, because as of now it doesn't look like space is provided along Main St.

The addition of the proposed plantings should make a huge difference.

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3. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

You could call the Town Hall and ask someone, (413) 528-1619.

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4. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

There will be large diverse variety of trees being planted. Look at the brick work on the sidewalks and you'll see the dirt areas where weeds are starting to come in. That's for the trees.

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5. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Sounds great. The trees add so much to the feel of the town.

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6. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Yes, in great variety. Hopefully this season! Have a read here: theberkshireedge.com/part-ii-great-barringto…

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7. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Thanks. That is good to hear. Let's hope it goes well. As of now, I would take the "old" GB 100 times over the renovation. It now looks more like a town that grew up around a main drag instead of one loaded with character. That's just one man's opinion though.

I don't see that many places in the ground brickwork where a large number of large trees can be planted. I'm guessing we should start seeing the plantings this spring. If done properly it will make a huge difference.

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8. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

The trees are up. They are small and spindly.

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9. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Thanks EastCoastTraveler. Who would have thought that after the renovation GB would have small and spindly trees and giant thick traffic light poles suitable for interstates?

Maybe I'm just cranky because the Gypsy Joynt recently moved out. ;>( One of the coolest places in GB for food and live music.

Having said all that, it's still a great town. Just could have done a much better job in trying to keep the flavor of the place IMHO.

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10. Re: Will any trees be replanted?

Yes, GB does not look the same. There was much controversy, but in the end Great Barrington has, imo,lost much of its beauty and charm.

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