Tree Advisory Board
March 10th, 2010
Mary Lou Jennings, Jack Kelly (Park & Recreation Board Liaison),
Helen Marcarelli, Joyce Prentis, Joe Parsio
There will possibly be a $200 speakers fee for Arbor Day.
The minutes from the January 13th meeting were read and approved.
Baltimore Corridor Project: Delivery of the trees will be April 23rd. They will be bare root trees. All the pits have been marked. Four trees will be planted in Lansdowne, two possibly at the CVS. The rest will be planted in East Lansdowne and Upper Darby. ML noted that the businesses along the corridor were notified that the trees would be planted. Presbyterian Church may have Boy Scouts to help with the planting.
Spring Resident Tree Planting: Trees will be picked up Friday March 26th in Norristown. ML ordered 26 trees for a total of $910.00.
1 Imperial Thornless Honeylocust
2 Newport Plum
8 Shubert Canada Red Chokecherry
4 “Ivory Silk” Japanese Tree Lilac
2 Autumn Blaze Maple
1 Red Sunset Red Maple
7 Heritage River Birch
1 Kentucky Coffeetree
The Board combined the list of residents who wanted the “free trees” and has a total of 12 trees requested so far. Any trees not given to residents will go into the parks or to the school grounds.
Tree Tender Training: The new Tree Tender training in the Spring in Delaware County will be at the Lanarch Presbyterian Church in April.
Minutes: How to handle the minutes so they could be sent to the Borough was discussed.
Trees Lost: The Board discussed the various trees lost in the past few storms.
Reservoir Park: ML informed the Board that 15 bare root trees are arriving for Reservoir Park through the “Penn Vest Program.”
5 Service Berry
5 Swamp White Oak
Trees are scheduled to arrive April 9th and possibly to be planted Sunday April 11th.
Arbor Day Speaker: ML again discussed a speaker for Arbor Day. Noah Lewis portrays the Revolutionary War hero Eward “Ned” Hector. He charges $250 an hour and would be needed for about 45 minutes.