Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Planting Trees in Heritage Park

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, Eagle Scout candidate Blaine Brezina and a host of volunteers were in Heritage Park planting trees. 

According to Blaine, the 2oth was a “great success.”  Bob Holmes with the Bryan Parks and Recreation Department and 16 volunteers, many from Boy Scout Troop 383, planted the following trees: 3 Natchez Crepe Myrtles, 4 Dynamite Crepe Myrtles, 2 Redbuds, 7 Lacebark Elms, 3 Live Oaks, and 9 Lantana.  The trees were planted in accordance with the approved Master Plan for the park.  Many of the trees were donated by Lowes in College Station and Keep Brazos Beautiful.   

To date the Brazos Heritage Society has received a little more than $2,000 in contributions for trees.  Many of these contributions were given in honor or memory of people.  Donations for trees were received from Dan and Donna Beto, Dorothy Bing, Jenny Bulhof, Dan and Nat Hilliard, Dena Kahan, Kyle and Elizabeth Kovel, Homer and Beverly Myers, Susan Ohendalski, Bookman and Florence Peters, Mervin and Annette Peters, the Brazos Heritage Society, and Paul and Dorothy Van Riper. 

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, there was another good turnout of volunteers, who were responsible for planting 2 Mesquites, 9 Vitex, 2 Crepe Myrtles, a Redbud, and a number of Lantana around the gazebo.  In addition, the Yaupon bushes were moved from the gazebo to the sides of the park benches.  According to Blaine, the project is starting to come together.

The next planting will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012. 

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