Monday, April 8, 2019

La Plaza Cultural closed until the summer for fence replacement; RIP Krusty

La Plaza Cultural, the community garden/green space on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C, is now closed for a new-fence installation. (Pushed back from earlier this year.)

Back on Friday, workers removed Krusty, La Plaza's last remaining full-grown willow tree ...

Krusty had rotted and needed to come down (Cher, another majestic willow, was removed in July 2017) ...

Krusty's mulch remains will be used for the garden beds ...

According to the La Plaza Instagram account, the fence work will likely keep the space closed through June. "We hope to have an official reopening at the summer solstice."

Local residents and activists founded La Plaza in 1976. It was renamed in honor of Armando Perez, a community activist who was murdered in 1999, in 2003.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A fall day to remove the Winter Flowers from La Plaza Cultural

A wake for the last willow trees at La Plaza Cultural

At the Weeping Willow Wake


Anonymous said...

We need to plant some new willow trees.

Anonymous said...

There is a new willow -- straight back from the 9th Street entrance. It's a yearling, but it'll get big fast -- should look like the ones we lost in about 10 years, I'm told.

We've talked about planting more. Trouble is we'd lose some things any place we plant them (they shade a pretty huge area, and we can't have them right on the fenceline anymore (the city worries that they'll fall on someone).