CityPlace to replace axed trees

CityPlace trees

CityPlace is working on a plan to replace some of the landscape buffer decimated by chainsaws a few weeks ago, between its garage and Florida East Coast’s railway tracks.

Much of the previous landscaping was on land that CityPlace had leased in the FEC right-of-way, a strip over which the city arborist had no jurisdiction to protect. With the lease expiring and All Aboard Florida’s need for more room, a stand of mature palms bit the buzz saw.

But according to the arborist, West Palm Beach Landscape Planner Ray Caranci, there’s a six-foot-wide space between the garage off Quadrille Boulevard and the FEC right-of-way that does fall within the city jurisdiction, and that’s where the new plantings will go.

“I’m working with CityPlace to try to get a landscape plan that will be able to restore some nice landscaping to buffer that garage,” Caranci said Thursday.

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Ray Caranci, West Palm Beach landscape planner