Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Friday work session – December 9, 2016
Present: Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Dick Mortensen, Jim Siegel
The commission met as requested to review the submitted landscape plans for the proposed Performing Arts Center at Denison University. We found the extensive plans include very thorough specifications –plantings are to be inspected prior to transporting to the site and planting steps outlined are illustrated and very detailed. Most of the species chosen are moderately deer-resistant and have been found to do well in this area. We have concerns over the choice of arborvitae and hosta in one area being attractive to the deer which do frequent this spot. Also, the islands in the parking lot we feel will be a bit small for the Fall Fiesta Sugar Maples proposed (when mature) and the ground under the pavement will be compacted creating a less-than-ideal setting for such large trees. Fruit from the Serviceberry trees may be a nuisance on the sidewalk. We could not find the location of a proposed Sweet Bay Magnolia, nor an entry for 18 trees in the Southeast portion of the plan labeled CR PH. Don Hostetter will draft a letter outlining our recommendations.
Dick Mortensen attended the Denison University Tree and Landscape Advisory Board meeting on December 8th. He reported that the new water line needed to supply the proposed performing arts center will require the removal of trees along South Cherry St. Denison is planning to cover the cost of replacement for these trees.