Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Meeting of September 13, 2011
Present: Regis Birckbichler, Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds
Guests: Jeremy King, Michelle Lerner, Jim Siegel
The minutes of the August meeting were approved.
Linda Neuenschwander of the Bryn Du Homeowners Association communicated to Don Hostetter that the homeowners request the now-dead evergreen in the treelawn at the corner of Glyn Tawel and Bryn Du Drive be removed. Don H. has been photographing the progression of damage to the trees following the lawn application of Imprelis. Four trees are showing the effects.
Fall planting list – The latest count is 26 new trees. We are intentionally staying away from planting maples in tree lawns due to recent problems with survival. At the request of Bruce Cramer, five trees will be planted at the Bryn Du mansion and Jurgen Pape has made the selected the species.
Tree Trimming Committee – They will now be meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch indicated success in Upper Arlington in establishing communication and homeowner satisfaction with recent power company trimming.
Denison Tree and Landscaping Advisory Board- Don H. attended their last meeting and complimented Jeremy King on their organization and on how efficiently they’ve accomplished so much. Davey will be coming back to Denison in October and will be comparing their survey with Denison’s new inventory as their software is compatible. Jeremy shared the “Walk Among Giants” informational brochure from the alum reunion in June. He also brought samples of the plaques they have designed to post on specimen and memorial trees. A QR code will allow someone with a smartphone to tap into additional information on the trees or the honoree. Using GPS coordinates and Google Earth, it will be possible to “view” the trees via the internet.
Jeremy offered to share what Denison has done with their software inventory. He feels there would be college students interested in doing an internship updating our data from a few years ago. Terry Hopkins would know where things stand with our most recent Davey survey and what needs to be done.
Michelle contacted the village manager concerning our use of grant money for Opera House Park and she then forwarded his response to questions to all of us.
The Colorado Spruce at the Bryn Du mansion property given in memory of Buck Sargent had become infected with a fungus. It was removed and replaced recently with a 12-15 foot Norway Spruce.
The next meeting will be October 4th at 7:00 pm.