We are delighted to announce that on April 10th two 8-foot caliper live oaks and a 20-foot bald cypress were installed near the Turtle Creek Spillway.
The live oaks each weigh about 8,500 lbs. and took 12-14 years to grow to this height.
The bald cypress weighs 400 lbs. and took five years to grow. Because it is planted near Turtle Creek, it should begin to grow rapidly when its roots reach the water. This bald cypress replaces one of a trio of we had to remove earlier this year.
The new trees are a gift from Suzy and Bob Kriscunas. As neighbors of the Park, they are able to watch the trees grow from their balcony and enjoy their beauty on daily walks. The Conservancy is so thankful for their generosity.
Thanks also go to our Landscape Architect, John Armstrong of Armstrong Berger, for selecting such beautiful trees and to our friends at Dallas Park & Recreation for coordinating the irrigation with us. You’ll see water “bubblers” on the trees for the next 2-3 years to help them acclimate during the hot Texas summers.
Shawn Hoelzel of Tree Source, who grew and delivered the trees, also donated and planted 10 live oak saplings on the Creek’s east slope.
This summer look for another gift to the Park from Suzy and Bob – a park bench across from the Hibiscus Fountain.
18 May: Parks and Mental Health
Many of you have shared how Turtle Creek Park has made an impact on your life and mental health over the last year. Studies have shown that having access to green space can help fight against depression, stress, and anxiety. Regular contact with nature is an aid for good mental health.
17 Oct: Host your socially distanced event at Arlington Hall
Are you looking for a large space to safely host meetings, lunches, and dinners? Arlington Hall has open spaces indoors and out, and lovely French doors that allow fresh air to circulate. The staff of Food Glorious Food, the catering company at…
26 Sep: Achievement in Ethics & Accountability
Turtle Creek Conservancy President & CEO Gay Donnell Willis recently became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and…