Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Friday work session – March 13, 2015
Present: Don Hostetter, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Lynne Kishler, Jim Siegel
Village Manager Steve Stilwell advised there are two Asplundh crews working in the village currently, one for line clearance and one for ash tree removal. He advised the commission to seek an additional, one-time fund from Village Council to replace ash trees removed because of the Emerald Ash Borer. Three very large ash trees on West Broadway near Monomoy have been marked for imminent removal. Dick Mortensen suggested that blue and green ash tree varieties resistant to the EAB may be available in the near future.
According to our 2007 data, 7% of village trees were ash, the breakdown being 158 white, 59 green, 7 blue, and 6 European.
We studied in detail the Hocking College design presentations for Opera House Park, selecting those things we felt would work best in the park, considering design flow with existing features, green space ample for tent set-up, maintenance required, and the amount of additional seating appropriate. We contacted Linda Reynolds for her input. We are undecided on inset walkway lighting and on bordering the walkway with low boxwoods.