Tree Advisory Board
May 12, 2010
Mary Lou Jennings, Jack Kelly (Park & Recreation Board Liaison),
Helen Marcarelli, Joe Parsio, Joyce Prentis,
Mary Lou reported that she did not know yet the charge for the mulch and that the lunch for the Baltimore Corridor Project volunteers was $119.66.
The minutes from the April 14, 2010 meeting were read and approved.
Baltimore Corridor Project: 61 trees were planted on April 24th. There were 43 volunteers many from the Civil Air Patrol in East Lansdowne. Mary Lou plans to attend the East Lansdowne Borough Meeting June 14th to thank the volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol. Giant Supermarket provided the sandwiches for a cost of $120.
The Board discussed the problems of disorganization at the beginning of the day and how to avoid it for the next planting. Also discussed was the need for East Lansdowne to be more involved in the caring of the trees planted.
Reservoir Park: The trees were planted on a very wet day by two of the men from the Borough. Permission will be needed from EPA, etc. to change the path of the stream bed.
Arbor Day Celebration: the celebration on April 30, 2010 at Sycamore Park was a great success. Students took part in a creative story contest with prizes for winners. One student wrote of his life as a tree spending all day making oxygen for people.
Edward Lewis portrayed the black Revolutionary War hero Edward “Ned” Hector. He told of the importance of black people in the Revolutionary War and noted 1/4 of George Washington’s army was black.
Mary Lou noted that all trees had been mulched.
The last planting of the Baltimore Avenue Corridor will fill in down Baltimore to Church Lane at the end of the fall.
The Board looked at information on stake drivers in the AM Leonard catalog to purchase. The Board preferred the $91.49 over the one at $19.99.
Wednesday June 16th 2010
7:45PM so the Board could put “gator bags” on the trees along the Baltimore Ave. Corridor