Bushnell city leaders a few years ago visualized a downtown park with palms tree spread among paved walkways, a large fountain and gazebo in the core of the city. And, it was built. But there is a big problem – the palm trees are dying.
While city officials have budgeted money to replace the dead palms with more durable trees, Bushnell resident and developer Hal Lyons has a rather different idea. Instead of replanting trees, he wants the city to use the open spaces for sculpture installations.