Jim Mays is known and respected on the 500 block of West California in Urbana for battling back weeds and designing and maintaining very attractive outdoor spaces.  His grandfather lived on the block and taught him tree and yard care.  Three trees in the middle of the block were planted by his grandfather and/or him and have been cared for by the two of them for more than 70 years.  Jim's continual mulching within a graceful curved space around the trees keeps them well fed.