There’s A Hole in Our Park (yeah)

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

Update on the Auction Oaks at Republic Square Project as of Monday, 1/12/09.  Our contractor is installing new irrigation in the portions of the park that had berm removal – about 1/2 of the site and they are about 50% completed.  In addition, installation of the four remaining big trees has begun with four really big holes dug and awaiting …

Republic Update: 1/5/09

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

Happy belated New Year to all! A quick update on our Auction Oaks project – the path installation is nearly complete and we’re working to get the right big trees installed – a big red oak should be planted shortly along with another four trees shortly there after.  Then its irrigation, seeding and the stone bollards and chain enclosure.  More …

12/16: Tree Planting at Republic

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Beginning late last week, tree transplanting and planting began.  Enviromental Design moved two good sized “understory” trees from their locations on the edge of the former western berm over to the eastern side of the park …

12/11 Republic Square Project Update

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

Over the past few days, the work at Republic Square has been less visible, but it’s still going on with lots more grading around the site, silt fence installation, digging out of the granite gravel path and the beginning of transplanting of two trees that are currently located on the edge of the (almost) former western berm.  An Environmental Design …

Day 5: Grading / Berm work complete

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] As of Friday, Dec 5th, the berm removal and rough grading work is complete.  the western berm (along San Antonio St) was completely removed and the the southern berm (along 4th St) was slimmed down considerably. …

Day 4: Western Berm is gone

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

Today (12/4) our contractors completed removal of the western (along San Antonio St) berm, save a small area where there are two small trees awaiting transplanting next week.  So, work has shifted to shaving down about half of the southern (along 4th St) berm.  Looking good! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” …

Day 2: Auction Oaks @ Republic Square Project

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Special Projects Leave a Comment

Our contractor, SunGrow, is now in full swing out at Republic Square. The four street trees have been removed, with the trunks saved and the rest of the crown and branches about to be turned into mulch for the park. More importantly, the big work of berm removal has begun. We’ve estimated that it will take 180 truckloads to make …