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Six new custom-made cedar planters were recently installed on the Vail Bridge (near Shaw’s Supermarket) and the footbridge to Lamere Square. This is the latest contribution of Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc., a non-profit organization. These volunteers have been working since 2002 on diverse beautification projects and community initiatives in the town and village of Ludlow. Among the most visible works are the many Summer and Winter hanging baskets and planters around town, benches, trash receptacles, over thirty five trees, lamps and posts, new pavers for the Kesman Memorial Park (Mini Park), the green area at the corner of Elm St. and Main St. and the sidewalk in front of The Mill.

The new planters were designed, built and installed by Vermont Renditions, a local company. Mounting planters on the Vail Bridge without compromising the round railing had been a problem in previous years. In addition to the railing being round, it is slanted and curved at one end. Previous planters kept sliding and eventually fell into the Jewel Brook River due to the constant shaking of the bridge caused by heavy traffic of cars and trucks. Vermont Renditions not only met the challenge and installed the planters in time but also donated the plants and one of the planters.

Ludlow Streetscapes contributed additional flowering cabbages and more mums for the Walker Bridge planters. As in the past, members of Ludlow Streetscapes, Ludlow Garden Club and UVM Extension Master Gardeners did the planting.