Greening Glass Street

How does the temporary turn into permanent?
A small group of dedicated volunteers built sixteen tree planters, bringing trees to Glass Street – temporarily. The noticeably enhanced appearance gave way to conversations about having trees on Glass Street – permanently. In April of this year, the City of Chattanooga will begin installing new sidewalks with room for trees. Now, Glass Street is part of a greater movement to increase Chattanooga’s urban tree canopy.


project led by resident, Travis Yeagley
24 donated trees
28 donated day lillies
1 cubic yard of soil donated
0.5 cubic yard of gravel donated
800 linear feet of repurposed wood
1000 nails pulled out of wood
13 volunteers participated in the project
Approved plans for the City of Chattanooga to permanently add trees on Glass Street