All the plants in the parking area survived the winter, but there was still a lot of open space. So two dozen conifers (Blue Rug, Bar Harbor, Blue Pacific, and Nana) were added to more quickly cover the ground, which is expected to take 3-5 years.
Meanwhile, a barricade reminds visitors not to walk through the planted area until it is well established. A foot path has been provided at the northern end.
A thick layer of large wood chips has done a great job of retaining soil moisture where no water standpipe is available. Let’s keep this area clean and attractive!
The raw soil west of the entrance road has a temporary jute mat to prevent soil erosion until the new grass seed can establish. Please don’t walk through this area until then.
Funds for these plantings were provided by a generous grant from the Vivian J. Palmieri Charitable Trust.
Violet Hill Landscaping and Nursery provided the plants at a discount.
The total cost of the plantings was $8,988.