It was a busy week at Deepwood as we welcomed the start of spring. A very generous donor made it possible for the Conservancy to contract Elwood’s Tree Service to clean up the tree canopy. This long overdue task is a responsibility that should fall on the City but for some years now they have not had arbor work done in the parks. After seeing the difference that Elwood’s arborists made in three days of deadwood removal, maintenance pruning and shaping the trees in the Lord and Schryver gardens, the contrast is remarkable.
I stayed busy helping Elwood’s crew drag brush to the chipper and, in between, worked on regrading the paths in the teahouse. The brick edging had sunk over the years, and the paths were well below grade. They are now back to where they should be just in time for the spring season.
I have been with the Lord and Schryver Conservancy for just over a year now and I want to say how proud I am to be able to be a part of this organization. The work is very rewarding, even though it may be frustrating at times working in a park like Deepwood with fewer resources than I wish we had, and the sometimes-conflicting priorities of the City Parks Department and other organizations involved.
What a positive transformation has taken place in the Deepwood gardens this past year! It has been amazing to work with our volunteers who give and give tirelessly. The generosity of the donor who funded last year’s renovation work is greatly appreciated. It shows that a community of people who care about a place can truly make a difference.
Thank you for giving your time and attention to the Lord and Schrvyer Conservancy. I feel fortunate to be a part of an organization that is making such a significant contribution to our community.
Stay healthy and happy,
Donna Shepard said:
I though you had figured out a way for all of us to clean up Deepwood in days with social distancing ! The path looks wonderful ! Now we all need to remember to put down tarps when we pull weeds, plant or dig so your hard work stays looking great !
Hopefully we are not restricted to our homes, so we can go to Deepwood and enjoy the work you have done, Mark ! Thanks for all you have done in this past year—it really shows and I am very grateful !! Did Elwood’s work on the big magnolia? Maybe we all need to get headlamps and work in the dark of night to care for Deepwood ! We are so fortunate to have you ! Stay safe ………
Lord & Schryver Conservancy said:
Thanks Donna! Elwood finished up his work today! They did a big thinning on the big Magnolia, That and the Crabapple look like completely different trees! I can’t wait to have this Virus behind us and Sunny days ahead! Stay healthy everyone!~Mark