There are at least two open tree pits with no plantings or trees along this stretch of willow. Can URI or City of New Haven replace these trees. This is a very active sidewalk and is in much need of shade and pedestrian protection from fast moving traffic on willow st. Currently, fed ex trucks, EMT vehicles and other cars actually pull up onto the sidewalk and park there because it is neglected as a pedestrian walk. Note that the East Rock Elementary School is directly across the street!