General Information on Planters

The Public Design Commission may consider aboveground planters when in-ground tree planting is not possible due to subsurface conditions or historic granite slab sidewalks. As with other unique street design elements, a maintenance plan is required.

The Commission encourages the use of planters that are:

  • aesthetically pleasing and contextually appropriate;
  • made of durable materials that can withstand the elements;
  • appropriate in scale to the site; and
  • capable of providing suitable soil volume and drainage to allow trees to thrive.