It took a while but Hawthorne is now a fully tree-lined street. Thanks to the Million Trees Project, at least 8 new trees (I haven't completed my census) were planted on Friday morning. I didn't do a survey of the types of trees we got but I do know that the two on the north side of the street just off of Flatbush (seen here) are willow oaks.
I am happy that we have trees. My son is happy that there is mulch to get dirty in. And he was even happier that he got to watch the Dragonetti Brothers' front-end loader (see below) scoop and drop dirt for a few minutes.
Note: Anyone who references a certain novel by Betty Smith in the comments will be permanently banned for predictability.