Tree Surrounds and Planter Systems for Power & Light District 

Working with Young + Dring, Zahner provided custom metalwork for planters in the Power & Light District of Kansas City. As the largest single implementation of streetscape in the downtown area, the installation of 180 Ginkgo trees resulted in a verdant urban forest.

Focused on tree health and long-term growth, custom planters and metal tree-surrounds were functionally and aesthetically designed by Young+Dring, which were then fabricated and installed by Zahner. Each of the aluminum plate planters was water jet cut to manufacture the patterned metal. 

The award-winning Power & Light District is part of the current downtown Kansas City renaissance. In an ongoing effort since 2005, Young + Dring have participated in the revitalization of seven city blocks. The result is a more verdant, more walkable space in downtown Kansas City. 

Detail of the Young+Dring planter boxes for the Power & Light District
Detail of the Young+Dring planter boxes for the Power & Light District
Detail of the Young+Dring planter boxes for the Power & Light District
Detail of the Young+Dring planter boxes for the Power & Light District
Detail of the Young+Dring tree surrounds for the Power & Light District
Detail of the Young+Dring tree surrounds for the Power & Light District
Fabrication in the Zahner shop for the Young+Dring planters
Fabrication in the Zahner shop for the Young+Dring planters