Tree Advisory Board
September 9, 2009
Present: Mary Lou Jennings, Helen Marcarelli, Joe Parsio, Elsie Mueller, Jack Kelly, Park & Recreation Board Liaison.
Absent: Terry Ponton
Treasury Report: $742.01.
$25.00 was spent for each of the 11 trees purchased and 20 more gator bags were purchased.
Minutes: Approved 8/12/09 Minutes
- Arts Festival: Mary Lou reminded the board that a would be set up at the Arts Festival with information and a signup sheet for volunteers for the Baltimore Ave Corridor planting in November. Times were picked by the members to cover the table this Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM. It was suggested to wear the Tree Tenders shirt and we would be part of the community table.
- Sea Grant Program: Postponed until the start of school.
- Dying Tree: The board again discussed the dying tree planted in front of the Hearing Aid Business and if the tree should be replaced, removed and concrete put back in or a shrub put in the trees place. It was mentioned that the Borough’s Environmental Group decided it would replace the tree. The Tree Board discussed possibly with a white ash or red oak.
- Fall TreeVitalize: The committee discussed the 11 trees that were ordered for the Fall through TreeVitalize for $25.00 each to be given away to residents of Lansdowne. Mary Lou noted the type of tree and that approximate size it would grow to.
1 Prairie Fire Crabapple
3 Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ ‘Thundercloud’ Cherry Plum
3 ‘Jeffers Red’. Maple, Autumn Blaze
3 Frank’s Red Red Sunset Red Maple
1 Acer nigrum. Black maple
The board discussed planting an American Chestnut at the Friend’s School For a speaker for Arbor Day, April 30, 2010 the board discussed an article in Town Talk about Noah Lewis who portrays the African American Revolutionary War hero Edward “Ned” Hector.
- Marlyn Park: The hedges had been cut and shrubs planted along the real property line at the entrance. There would also be a meeting next week for the neighbors’ whose yards ran along the park the week to discuss the master plan for the park.
Next meeting: October 14