Pitch–in at The Park

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Community volunteers backed by Arboristry Associates and Waynesboro Nursery tackled maintenance and landscaping needs at Claudius Crozet Park April 25.
Community volunteers backed by Arboristry Associates and Waynesboro Nursery tackled maintenance and landscaping needs at Claudius Crozet Park April 25.
Climbers from Arboristry Associates pruned the venerable oak behind the upper diamond, removing dead limbs that were hanging over the backstop. Waynesboro Nursery contributed 30 new trees and shrubs to the park’s landscaping plan, including a large Black Gum tree.
Climbers from Arboristry Associates pruned the venerable oak behind the upper diamond, removing dead limbs that were hanging over the backstop. Waynesboro Nursery contributed 30 new trees and shrubs to the park’s landscaping plan, including a large Black Gum tree.

 

Community volunteers backed by Arboristry Associates and Waynesboro Nursery tackled maintenance and landscaping needs at Claudius Crozet Park April 25.

A dozen Arboristry workers helped out, removing six lanky cherry trees near the T-ball field. They wore a special T-shirt for the day and sported Crozet crest stickers on them. Eric Fowler, an account manager at Arboristry Associates and ISA Board Master Certified Arborist, is a Crozet resident.

The Crozet Trails Crew cleared brush from the perimeter of the planned new dog park and made short work of distributing a heaping pile of mulch donated by Yancey Lumber Company. The panel fence along the entry drive was extended, ending the need to erect lattice panels as a barrier to meet ABC rules when park events include alcohol.

Crozet’s Dominos Pizza shop donated pizzas for the volunteers. The County Parks and Recreation Department lent tools and a Gator.

“This is how it’s done here in Crozet,” said park board president Kim Guenther in a thank-you speech at the lunch break. “It’s amazing to get all these people out on a rainy day.”

May 9 and 10 are the spring Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival days. The twice-yearly festival is the park’s main fundraiser.

Susan Munson and James Packer built a new information kiosk near the main door to the YMCA building with materials Packer donated.
Susan Munson and James Packer built a new information kiosk near the main door to the YMCA building with materials Packer donated.

Correction 5/12/15: The print version of this article incorrectly refers to Eric Fowler as the owner of Arboristry Associates. Michael Neal is the owner of Arboristry Associates. Eric Fowler is an account manager and an ISA Board Master Certified Arborist.

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