Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Meeting of October 4, 2011
Present: Regis Birckbichler, Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds
Guests: Michelle Lerner, Jim Siegel, Darren Willey
The minutes of the September meeting were approved.
Opera House Park – The tearing out of trees and plantings on the east side along St. Luke’s has been delayed by weather. Don Hostetter was interviewed by the Sentinel about the upcoming renovation of Opera House Park. The feature article will run this week.
Fall tree planting – The latest list requires thirteen removals. Possibly only half of those sites will be fully ready to plant this fall. Twenty-seven of the trees on the list are because of recent or pending removals. Two more trees have been requested for the Bryn Du Mansion for a total of seven.
The last island on Kildare has a dead tree. Don H. has contacted Jeff Gill of the homeowners’ association to see who is responsible. It was noted we have seen some Sudden Oak Death – one at Monomoy on West Broadway and also on South Galway. John Klauder has already replaced the one at Monomoy. Those on South Galway have struggled with exposure and less than ideal soil. Two were replaced this past year. Don H. will be asking for enhancement/fresh soil for those trees to be planted in the Longford Drive area.
Requests for tree bids will be sent to four contractors this year – Albyn’s, Fackler, Klauder, and Timber Run.
The Fall Urban Forestry Conference will be October 27th at Dawes Arboretum. Don Hostetter, Don Pheneger, Regis, Lynne, Jim, and Darren will attend.
Regis has offered to begin work on the records of the Memorial Tree Program. It is likely we can use Denison’s new model to inventory, track, and mark our memorial trees.
Darren reported leaf pick-up will begin the week of October 10th. While doing sidewalk replacements, the village is no longer trimming back major roots, but is trying to individualize the treatment to fit the circumstances for each case.
The next meeting will be November 8th at 7:00 pm.