Canal Street is getting a new face. It started before Katrina and the construction is really starting to shape up. Part of that is these new palm trees. But, palm trees apparently don't stay green enough, so crews have to come trim off the dead or dying leaves (the yellow ones in the picture). Notice the scale of this work, though. At each new tree, the bucket truck has to be moved and the blue tarps have to be repositioned.
I wonder how often the palms have to get a little off the top.