LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Downtown Lafayette is about to get greener. Purdue University is teaming up with Lafayette to spruce up the downtown area this summer. New trees will be planted around the courthouse and county building, replacing the older, dying trees that stood before them.
They're looking at planting 16 total with 4 different types of trees at each corner of the courthouse.
"You know, the courthouse is certainly the cornerstone of this community," said City of Lafayette Commissioner Tom Murtaugh "It is the architectural feature of the community and it's important that those grounds look great."
The city is in the process of taking the old stumps out and creating new spaces in the sidewalk for the trees.
They hope to have the entire process completed within the coming month.