Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
September 10, 2013
Members present: Lynne Kishler, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds
Guests: Jeremy King, Jim Siegel, Darren Willey
Dick called the meeting to order and the minutes of the August meeting were distributed and approved.
Opera House Park – Linda Reynolds asked whether or not the sprinkler heads were working in the park as she noticed the lawn and new grass is dry. This system is turned on manually. Darren Willey will locate the connector hose at the services department and Jim Siegel will hook it up. Klauder has completed the brick work around the back of the bell pedestal with previously used pavers from the village. The work is excellent and matches up perfectly. The replacement of perimeter stones outside the fence should be done in one-two weeks.
Fall Tree Planting -The Union Cemetery Board has selected and staked three sites for new trees in the Old Colony Burying Ground. Large trees will work; possibly oaks or elms. We will decide what we think will work best for the spots and get back to them. The contact person is Jim Patin.
Jeremy King mentioned there are open tree sites on North Granger Street. Also, a few trees have been removed recently on Chapin Circle. Village/township/Denison boundary lines on Chapin Circle were checked on a map in the council chamber. Extra new street tree forms were made available.
Granville Senior Living Project landscape design – Don Hostetter sent a letter to Village Manager Steve Stilwell outlining our recommendations for more deer-resistant trees and shrubs for that area.
The Fall Urban Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, October 17th at Westgate Park in Columbus. Don Hostetter, Don Pheneger, Dick Mortensen, and Lynne Kishler will attend. We were also invited to the SE Ohio Tree Care Conference on September 26th in Athens by urban forester Ann Bonner. Don H. and Dick will attend.
Reports: Jeremy King reported on the recent meeting of the Denison Tree and Landscape Advisory Board. The new president’s wife, Ann Weinberg, attended and had given input as to the plantings in front of Monomoy Place now that the two large trees in the tree lawn have been removed. Replacement ideas include elms, sassafras, hop tree, red maple, birch, American hornbeam, black gum, sourwood, tulip, and cucumber magnolia. Jeremy stated that elms originally stood in front of Monomoy. The Weinbergs will let us know their preference.
The next meeting will be October 8th at 7:00 pm.