2009 – Over 220 new trees at Pease Park

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Thanks to Richard Craig and Trees for Pease, as well as help from Walter Passmore and PARD Forestry Staff, plus our helpful consultants Jill Nokes and Will Pickens, we have over 200 new trees planted at Pease Park with irrigation to each.  40 more went in this week thanks to PARD Forestry staff.  We still a number left, but a …

Wooldridge Square – Giving Big Trees a Big Boost

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Last week, Bartlett Tree Experts began work to prune one tree and perform their Root RX on ten additional trees at this square which just celebrated its 100 anniversary as a park in June. [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”] Root Rx …

More Trees for Pease

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Over 100 more trees (complete with in ground irrigation) were installed by volunteers today at Pease Park.  Thanks to Richard Craig and Trees for Pease, as well as the City of Austin Parks Forestry Division, TreeFolks and our many volunteers.  We have another 40 or so trees to be planted sometime in the next month or two that we could …

Revised Barton Springs Tree Planting Plan

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The Forestry Division of the Parks Department has revised the first phase tree planting plan for Barton Springs.  72 Trees, representing 21 different species, plus irrigation will be installed in January 2010.  The Austin Parks Foundation will pay for the cost (approx: $35,000) out of our Barton Springs Tree Fund.  Click here to see the revised tree planting plan.

Barton Springs Trees – The Next Steps

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As you have probably read, the city is planning on only cutting down three trees out of the original 28 planned, with 2 more that need further investigation.  The remaining number will be pruned, soil treated and other improvements, including removal of planters, retaining walls, fencing off some of the treated trees to keep the soil uncompacted.  The city has …

48 Trees Planted at Sheffield/Northwest Park

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Today Allandale residents and volunteers planted 48 trees at Sheffield / Northwest Park.  This was a reward for taking 2nd place in the habitat challenge sponsored by the City’s Parks department through the Keep Austin Wild program.  TreeFolks donated 48 trees and the Austin Parks Foundation paid for a new irrigation system.  The Parks Department’s Forestry group – namely – …

Tree Planting at Shipe Park

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Thanks to Austin Energy, we’re getting some trees planted in two parks as mitigation for Austin Energy projects that resulted in removal of trees close-by. One is Shipe Park, the other is Pease Park. The trees at Shipe have all been planted and here’s a picture of the crew, plus volunteer Jack Nokes and dog Petey. Our thanks to APF …