tree lawns; was Re: Off and on

Barbara Need bhneed at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 26 09:57:36 UTC 2011

I spoke once with a landscaper and he said that the technical term was
"tree lawn"!

I often use Jonathan's phrase when I ask people from around Cleveland
what they call it. But to me, it will always be a tree lawn.


Barbara Need
Etna, NY
(where there are no tree lawns--because there are no sidewalks!)

On 23 Sep 2011, at 12:53 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> I had to refer to it just the other day, and after fumbling with
> median, went a description along those lines.
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA
> On Sep 22, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> I never heard a term for it in NYC. In fact, I'd still call it "you
>> know,
>> that grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb?"

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