Downtown greenery not so green these days

Business section's trees appear to be suffering heat stress this summer

  • Aug. 25, 2014 3:00 p.m.

The Village of Keremeos downtown greenery is experiencing heat stress for the second summer in a row.

Keremeos Public Works Foreman Jordy Bosscha noted it is the second year in a row the trees have come into September with leaves drying up and turning brown.

“They are watered through a drip system, but it’s not enough when the summer is as hot and dry as it has been,” Bosscha said.

 

Self styled “King of the Gill” Rob Pelletier  noted that he had received feedback from several tourists passing through the village who said the look of the trees detracted from the appearance of Seventh Avenue.