VENICE Canals GATEWAY
The residents of the Venice Canals area are extremely invested in their community and environment. Through multiple community meetings, we were able to establish the goal of creating a drought tolerant and low maintenance garden with year round color, but were unable to reach consensus on a street tree to line the entrance to the canals. In order to resolve the issue and give everyone in the community a choice, we created a tree ballot consisting of four trees chosen for their ability to thrive in coastal conditions, but with different forms and characteristics. Every resident in the community was given a chance to vote and the Brahea edulis palm was chosen as the winner. Currently, six beautiful specimen palms in a drought tolerant landscape line Dell Avenue to welcome visitors to the Historic Venice Canals Community.