We received notice from the City today that work will begin next week at the new park on the south side of the former Sherwood Forest School site. Here is the design plan for the park showing the location of the play area, benches, paths, etc. There will be over 30 new native trees planted including sugar maple, silver maple, native red maple, tulip, and basswood. The new trees will be minimum caliper of 50mm, but most will be 60 or 70mm caliper. The city is also looking into some larger ones.
The plan shows which of the current trees are slated to remain including the large basswood tree. The City does need to remove some of the existing trees that are in poor health. The tree removals in the park are expected to begin on Tuesday of next week, and completed within a few days.
If you have any questions about the project, Stephanie Wilson is the city staff person who is coordinating the project.
Stephanie Wilson, OALA, CSLA
Project Coordinator, Parks Planning & Design
P: 519.661.CITY (2489) x 1871 | | Fax: 519. 963.1483