Tree hydrangeas placed around downtown Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) You may notice some new trees in Lexington.

Main Street Lexington has placed tree hydrangeas in in various spots around downtown Lexington to provide a little shade as well as beauty in the area.

But the trees are not just in the ground. They are in a special kind of large pot on the sidewalk.

"These are great pots. These are Earth Planter pots. And it's kind of unique because they're self-watering planters. So they wuick up the water from the base through this recycled carpeting, and they reduce the amount of time you have to rewater plants," Stephanie Wilkinson with Main Street Lexington said.

It's part of the organization's continuing efforts to improve the downtown area.