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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

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

References:
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/