Thanks to community members who have been keeping an eye on the park and on construction progress. A couple of community members have reached out to express concerns about the dryness of the trees preserved on site.
The viability and health of the trees on site is of vital importance to us.
We received so much rain in the late Spring of this year that the contractor had to stop work, not only because of the rain storms themselves but also due to muddy conditions for some time afterward. Stopping work during these muddy conditions helped to minimize disturbance to sensitive tree roots on site. As any of these types of issues have developed, the project team has worked carefully with the contractor to inform our course of action.
With the arrival of summer, the park has become hotter and drier. The contractor has stepped up their watering efforts. Throughout construction, City staff have been in regular communication with our contractor about the park’s watering requirements, and our project team, including our consulting arborist, routinely monitor our contractor’s watering efforts.
Here are some other construction updates:
- The landscape subcontractor has been watering the trees on site, as well as working to complete trenching for irrigation and for the water lines for two new drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations.
- The Contractor has submitted shop drawings for adult exercise equipment, which is an important and exciting step toward these new exercise areas coming to life.
- We are working with the contractor to get project-related documents submitted, reviewed, and approved as quickly as we can to keep the project as close to schedule as possible.
For questions, or to be added to our email list for project dates, please contact the project manager: Melinda Sullivan, email@example.com, 628-652-6648.
Pictured: Consulting arborist meets on site with Contractor’s PM and Superintendent and Tree Watering in Process.