Which Tree is Right for Me?
Tree Initiative – Fall 2023
It is turning cool which means it is time to plant trees again. Or at least order trees again. The Myers Park® Homeowners Association (MPHA) is pleased to offer our private property planting program once again to MPHA members. The program will be similar to last year’s, we will be offering three different oak trees, installed. It took some work, but we were able to reduce the cost to $450 per tree, including delivery and installation. As with many items today, trees are in high demand as well. The program will run through Sunday, November 26, 2023, but we encourage you to order trees as soon as possible to ensure availability. We are working closely with our nursery and will attempt to secure trees as soon as they are ordered. Here are the trees that we will be offering:
Willow Oak B&B $460
White Oak B&B $460
Red Oak B&B $460
The trees are ball & burlap, 2 – 2 1/2” caliper, 9-10’ feet tall and will be A grade trees. These are the specifications that the City recommends for transplanting; they are sufficient in size and begin growing more quickly than larger trees. We are targeting installation in January or February. Similar to last year, the trees will be watered for a year and include a one year warranty.
We have offered this program for several years and it has been well received. As you know, John Nolen’s original plan called for oaks in the median where applicable, then 1-2 trees in the right of way (ROW) and 1-2 trees in front yards. If you have considered planting additional trees on your private property to return our neighborhood to what John Nolen originally envisioned, this is a great time to plant a tree for our future canopy. The $460 is our cost and we believe this is a very attractive price.
On a related note, MPHA will continue to plant trees in the right of way, complementing the City’s annual planting. Together, we have planted 500 trees in the past few years and believe we are making a difference. It takes time for these trees to become part of our canopy, but planting them is an important first step.
Additional information is on our website, but if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. You may also make a financial contribution to the Jack McNeary Tree Fund on our website.
Thank you for your support to help grow and protect our wonderful tree canopy.
Myers Park® Homeowners Association