Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Large trees suited to Historic Courthouse; wildflowers good idea

Write says poor tree in flower garden just needs respectful burial. Suggests vinca a evergreen ground cover which would not need mowing
Click on headline for complete story

By Joyce Coomer
Personal commentary

As far as I'm concerned, the trees are suited to the site, esp. when you compare their size to the size of the courthouse -- they do not need removed, just taken care of. (However, that poor tree in the flower bed needs a respectful funeral.)

The trees need to be trimmed by someone who doesn't believe in just chopping off limbs but rather studying the shape of the entire tree BEFORE any cutting is done.

About those wildflowers -- great idea. If people are worried about having to keep the lawn neat looking, vinca can be used as it's a low-growing ground cover that's also evergreen. And inexpensive as the woods around the county have plenty that could be transplanted.

- Joyce M. Coomer

This story was posted on 2016-04-18 09:06:22
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.