Trees for Trailwood - Update
Posted on Jun 17th, 2022
Trees for Trailwood - UPDATE
With drought conditions upon us, we have taken steps and will need assistance to help the trees through what appears is going to be a hot & dry summer. Some trees have not made it, looks primarily like a few pecans along Woodland Hills Dr. and a few bald cypress have turned brown, but cypress are pretty resilient and not lost yet. Overall, we have lost less than 5%, which is a great number and hope to minimize tree mortality in the weeks to come.
TVCA is aware of 3 dead mature trees (+30 feet tall) along the greenbelts, 2 post oaks and 1 white oak, they are scheduled for removal the week of July 11. If you see additional ones, please let me, someone on the TVCA board or KAM know so we can get them all at once. The freeze in Feb 2021 really took a toll on the mature Post Oaks in Trailwood, we have already lost 5 and another 5 are not in good shape.
This week, volunteers in our neighborhood have hand watered each tree at the Pool Park and Tangle Lake Park with a full 5+-gallon bucket of water. The mulch "crust" has been broken up around each tree in these areas to improve infiltration. The trees along Woodland Hills Drive, South of KUMC and the trees at Village Green Park were all hand watered and re-mulched today by our community landscaper, CC Landscaping. The trees along Woodland Hills Dr, North of the Lutheran Church have irrigation bubblers with an existing sprinkler system. The system was reviewed earlier this week and modifications should be make in the next few days to maximize the existing irrigation. We finally received approval from the COH to install 3 water meters (COH unexpectedly put a hold on all commercial irrigation meter permits over 6 months ago), 1 each at Village Green Park, Tangle Lake Park and Walnut Entrance Monument to provide additional irrigation in the future. In the meantime, the TVCA would really appreciate community volunteers to help water the trees during this current hot & dry summer. The next date will be in approximately 2 weeks, right after Independence Day, so be checking back here, the website, and on Trailwood Facebook on how you can help out your neighborhood. If you cant wait, and live near a new tree, please feel free to water it this summer! OR if you have a group that is looking for an outing or some community service opportunity, please let me know and we can make arrangements...all it takes is some buckets and a water source... ASAP!
Thanks in advance, TVCA BOD