Parks staff continue to maintain all parks, trails and open spaces, complete critical seasonal projects, as well as respond to Arborist and service requests from the community.
New parks rules signs were installed in several local parks such as Furber Park, 2nd
Street City Park and Vintage Meadows Park. The new signs are intended to advertise the parks rules as well as encourage our community to do their part to keep our parks clean by picking up after an event and placing garbage in the designated receptacles.
Tree pruning along our Downtown corridor continues to make progress. The main focus this week was to prune several Sycamore trees from First Street to Third Street. Special thanks to all of the shop owners who were very patient with the parks crew while the work was being performed.
Tree pruning continued at the local Cloverdale Library. This event includes pruning the largest Valley Oak within any of our parks and possibly the entire city. Local contractor, Economy Tree Service, was hired to perform the pruning. They utilized his 80ft bucket boom to complete the project safely. The cabling system on the tree was reinforced by adding a 4th
cable to a large nearby tree scaffold. Tree cabling is a process of attaching support cables to older trees in order to prevent large limbs from failing, as well as prolong the life of the tree. It can prevent potential damage to nearby targets.
Leaf collection continues throughout city Parks and L&L Districts. Several truckloads were accumulated from Second Street City Park, Furber, Clark and Chablis Park. This effort will continue for the next few weeks.
The Parks Picnic table rehabilitation project continues this week. These types of projects are set aside for rainy days, in between maintenance and service requests.