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Minutes—Governors Park Grounds, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jo Watta held an organizational meeting for the 2014 Governors Park Grounds committee last night, January 30, 2014, at her home.  Attending were  Carrie Klein, Susie Moffat, Cliff Simpson, John Eberhard, MaryAnne Hutton, and Jo Watta.

The group plans to meet monthly.

Attachment: Governors Park Grounds Minutes, January 30, 2014 (PDF)

Governors Park Trees Planted Today

2013 Park Grounds Planting Project

The recently announced Governors Park Tree Project was implemented today with the installation of trees in the common area of the Park that is encompassed by Village Park Drive.

Five Crape Myrtles were planted next to the tennis court. (Click on image for larger view).

This Willow Oak was planted next to the pool parking area.

2013 Park Grounds Planting Project-11

Willow oak (Quercus phellos)

2013 Park Grounds Planting Project-12

Willow oak (Quercus phellos)

The White oaks (Quercus alba) have rich autumn foliage. They were planted in the South Grove below Meadow Park.

White oak (Quercus alba)

White oak (Quercus alba)

White oak (Quercus alba)

White oak (Quercus alba)

In the same area 3 Nuttall oaks (Quercus texans) were planted.

Nuttall oak (Quercus texans)

Nuttall oak (Quercus texans) in foreground.

The plan called for 13 trees to be planted in all. Refer to the article below for a complete installation map.

Contact: Adam Zanation, Chair Governors Park Grounds Committee—zsteela at gmail.com

Related Article
Governors Park Tree Planting This Week, published November 9, 2013

Governors Park Tree Planting This Week

Pond Grove-Govenors Park

Pond Grove-Govenors Park

The wooded areas in our community provide shade, refuge for wildlife and add old-fashioned character and charm.

Many Governors Park residents have been saddened to watch as some of the neighborhood’s majestic, venerable trees succumbed to disease and age over the years. Now a significant planting effort to restore the groves will get underway this week.

Adam Zanation, chair of the Grounds Committee for Governors Park, has worked with Davenport Landscaping to develop a renovation plan.

The Governors Park Tree Project was recently approved by the Board of Directors. Under this project landscapers will install 13 trees in the Park’s common area encompassed by Village Park Drive. (A planting guide is attached.)

5 Crepe Myrtles (7-8’) -next to tennis court
1 Willow Oak (2.5” caliper) -next to pool parking
1 Willow Oak (2.5” caliper) -park area (southeast part of Pond Grove)
3 Nuttall Oaks (2.5” caliper) -South Grove (below Meadow Park at Walser)
2 White Oaks (2.5” caliper) -South Grove (below Meadow Park at Walser)
1 White Oak (2.5” caliper) -park near drainage (southwest Meadow Park)

According to a consumer fact sheet from NC State University, both White oak (Quercus alba) and Willow oak (Quercus phellos) are native to North Carolina.

The Nuttall oak (Quercus texans, previously Quercus nutallii), which may be less known than the others, is a native tree of the American Southeast and Midwest. Southern Living garden writer Steve Bender praises the Nuttal oak as a great pyramidal-shaped shade tree. It features bright red leaf fall foliage and can adapt to a variety of growing conditions. Indeed the Nutall oak is listed in another NC State University publication, “Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites,” as exceptionally tolerant of poorly drained landscaping sites.

Contact: Adam Zanation, Chair Governors Park Grounds Committee—zsteela at gmail.com

Governors Park Tree Project, November 2013. Map and planting guide. (PDF)

Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites, NCSU, [www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-646.html]
Native Trees, NCSU, [www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/treelists/native_trees.html]
Nuttall Oak – The Daily South – Southern Living, November 2011. thedailysouth.southernliving.com/2011/11/13/shade-tree-of-the-week-nuttall-oak-whats-that/

Update: Oak Tree Removal In Meadow Park

Alina Cochran, our Community Manager from Talis, shared a photograph of the oak tree at the Walser end of Governors Park – Meadow Park being removed. As reported earlier, despite many efforts over the past few years to save this tree, an arborist from Leaf and Limb had determined that the tree was beyond saving and was becoming a safety issue.


Contact: Talis Management Group
See also: Oak Tree Removal In Meadow Park

Oak Tree Removal In Meadow Park

Josephine Watta, Board Director representing Governors Park, announced today a venerable oak at the Southern end of Meadow Park will be removed soon.

Sometime between now and October 23 you may observe the large Oak tree at the Walser end of Governors Park – Meadow Park being removed. Unfortunately, despite many efforts over the past few years to save this tree, an arborist from Leaf and Limb has determined that the tree is beyond saving and is becoming a safety issue. Once the tree has been removed and the stump ground, we will, hopefully plant a new tree.

Please be aware that on the day of removal this area may be blocked from traffic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may pose to our residents. We will strive to have the removal work done as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize this disruption. To help us in minimizing the effect and duration of the removal, and for the safety of all residents, we ask that you avoid the work area if at all possible during the removal process.

We ask all residents to be mindful of the danger of falling limbs and/or debris during the removal process and therefore, to keep themselves and any children a safe distance from the work area for everyone’s safety.

We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Contact: Jo Watta, jwatta1@nc.rr.com

2012 Governors Park Grounds Committee To Meet Wednesday

Governors Park residents are invited to participate when the Park Grounds Committee holds its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Adam Zanation, chair of the grounds committee for the Park neighborhood announced the meeting today through the community listserv.

Dear Neighbors,

We are having a meeting of the Governors Park Grounds Committee this Wednesday at 7pm at my house (30138 Village Park Drive). If you would like to be more involved in the committee, bring your ideas and stop by.

The itinerary is listed below for the meeting, and we will keep to a tight schedule. If you are a Park resident and have an idea or concern (no matter how big or small) send me an email with a picture (if applicable).

Please note that the Grounds Committee is not responsible for the state or up keep of the grass in the common areas (that is a contract between the POA and APS) and the committee does not have the funds to take on grass maintenance. Thanks.

7pm – Introductions
7:05 pm – Review of this year’s and next year’s budget
7:10 pm – Listing of ideas
7:25 pm – Prioritization of ideas
7:35 pm – Finish

Once ideas are prioritized, we will start some of them and for larger scale plans get bids, etc., and communicate by email during the beginning implementation phases.

Adam Zanation

Contact:Adam Zanation, Governors Park Ground Committee Chair, Zsteela at gmail.com

Governors Park Sidewalk Project Progressing

Work on the sidewalk extension in Governors Park is well underway.  Here is an updated look at the project, along with several irresistible blooms found nearby. Mild temperatures have teased out cherry blossoms that did not want to wait for Spring.