UPDATE: Old Davis Road median conversion

Photo of the Old Davis Road median.The large median along Old Davis Road near the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts is in the process of being converted to a low-water, region-appropriate landscape. Because it may be a while before funding allows for a full-scale conversion similar to the median along La Rue Road, members of our Grounds and Landscape Services team contracted with an outside company to cover the area with a deep layer of mulch. Spraying mulch onto an area this size (.78 acres or 34,116 square feet)  is an economical way to spread a great deal of quality mulch quickly and evenly.

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Special note: If you’ve thought that the trees along this corridor  look stressed, you are right, but it is not from lack of water;. These trees are on a separate irrigation system and will continue to be watered throughout the conversion process. However, this variety of  tree, the Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’, or Bloodgood London planetree, is sensitive to our campus’s alkaline water, especially during the heat of summer. So, every year they look a little crisp this time of year, but every spring, after losing their leaves in fall, they spring back to life again!

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