The Fort Hale Park Group met on Thursday evening to plant low-growth sumac at Pardee Seawall Park. Amidst renewed energy from a new community member, the group successfully planted eight low-growth sumacs and one male winterberry on the north slope of Pardee Seawall. The group finished the day by extensively watering the new plantings and mulching around the bed.
The Fort Hale Park Group met on Thursday evening to plant two eastern red cedars along the fence bordering the Fort Hale Marine Base. The gloomy weather could not keep the group away as the six-foot trees were planted and mulched. The eastern red cedars will succeed the Austrian pines, which are dying in Fort Hale Park due to disease.
The Fort Hale Park Greenspace met on Thursday evening to transplant perennials from Fort Hale Park to Pardee Seawall Park. Due to upcoming parking lot construction at Fort Hale, the perennial bed near the sign to the park was set to be paved over. The group carefully removed the perennials and shrubs and transported them to the northern slope of Pardee Seawall Park. Then, the group cut back the Japanese knotweed and mulched around the newly planted perennials.