|A row of Honey Locust trees once stood between the sidewalk and fence|
|Tight spot for big trees, lifting sidewalk|
So the sidewalk will be rebuilt to provide an even surface. While UIC strives to be accessible to all people and to be sustainable in many ways, there will be conflicts and compromises. Let's continually look to resolve those conflicts in creative and inclusive ways. In the meantime, let us honor those trees:
|Honey Locusts still line east side of Paulina St.|
These twelve trees helped reduce the urban heat island affect of the asphalt-paved streets and parking lots, provided shade to passers-by, absorbed carbon dioxide, and provided simple green beauty to the campus. We hope that their mulch will benefit gardens nearby.
The university is committed to plant trees nearby to compensate for the loss. Mid-summer is not a good time to plant trees, but come fall I hope we will see new plantings and trees along Paulina street. Please hold them to it!