Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
October 11, 2016
Present: Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds, Jim Siegel
Guest: Jeremy King
Don Hostetter congratulated Jim Siegel on the honor he received at the dedication of a White Oak planted for him by Mike Flood and Albyn’s Landscaping. The ceremony was held September 27th at the Bryn Du mansion, and an article and picture appeared in The Sentinel praising Jim for his many years of service to the tree commission.
We have not received word back yet about our suggestions for the plantings proposed for the building addition at Middleton Senior Living.
Don Hostetter reported on the status of the elm tree “cookie” for Opera House Park. John Cooper has it at his shop in Newark to be refinished. It won’t be placed in the park before next spring. They will also build the shelter/kiosk to protect the display. Don Pheneger has pulled together the possible designs. Adam is the contact person at JJC.
The brick walkways have been finished at the park. Without landscaping, the five-foot-wide pathway that circles the park appears to be very wide. The light posts will be repositioned soon. St. Luke’s is preparing to reinstall the stone wall at the rear of the church.
Don Pheneger and Dick Mortensen have been compiling lists of the possible tree sites for the fall planting. Jeremy King asked about our procedure for locating sites and we discussed those under consideration. We were hoping to replant where ash trees were removed on West Broadway, but Jeremy warned we should wait before planting any on the lower quad because of the upcoming construction scheduled beside Burke Hall. Our goal is to have the final list ready to send out by the end of October. We will meet this Friday morning (9/14) to work on the list.
The Fall Urban Forestry Conference is set for Thursday, October 20th at Denison University. Don H. is preparing a welcome from either the mayor or the village manager. Jeremy outlined the program for the day, which includes Dr. Joan Maloof who will speak on Old Growth Forests and then Friday morning she will dedicate a forest at Flint Ridge. Lunch will be served cafeteria-style in the dining hall.
Linda Reynolds has placed the plant order with Wilson’s for next spring for the Broadway beds and areas around the village office. She was able to hire a person to assist in the removal of this year’s annuals and prepare the islands for winter. It took him most of a day to do the heavy work. They will pull up the plants in OHP and at the village office and police station soon.
The next meeting will be November 15th at 7:00 pm.