Welcome to the
Boulevard Oaks Civic
for Boulevard Oaks
Boulevard Oaks is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America. In 1987, the New York Times described South Boulevard as the "most magnificent residential street in America." The most important factor in this beauty, as the Times article suggests, is the neighborhood's most prized possession, its street trees. The very fabric of this urban neighborhood results from the street trees which form geometric architectural patterns, yielding a feeling which is always urban, but giving a mood of calm, civility, grace and quietness.
"Street trees" are
the trees of a coordinated species which line the streets in the "parkway"
or "tree lawn" area between the sidewalk and the street. In 1983,
the project Trees for Boulevard Oaks began when residents mapped existing
street trees and identified the locations where additional street trees
were needed. It was determined that a total of 2,300 street trees
were required to create a perfect pattern, of which 1,200 were in place
and 1,100 -needed to be planted. By 1997,
When the project is
completed, Boulevard Oaks hopes to possess the most outstanding arboretum
of street trees on the North American continent. The plan is as
Live oaks on Bissonnet, Vassar, Mandell, Dunlavy, Shepherd and Greenbriar.
Boulevard Oaks residents can help the project along in several ways: