The Board of Directors chose Annette Held Landscape Design for designing and replanting the front and side gardens. Although the four crabapple trees will be removed for fear of their roots possibly causing damage to the protective membrane and concrete below, Annette assures us that a new root-blocking liner can be used in the replanting, and so there will be four serviceberry trees planted, though this time not over the ComEd transformer room in the corner. The serviceberry (sometimes called Juneberry) is an American native plant that flowers white in early spring and then produces delicious purple berries in May or June (which birds will love) and blazing color in autumn as its leaves turn red-orange. As a native species, they grow in a variety of conditions, including considerable shade. The smaller perennials have been chosen to give a rolling display of color from spring through summer to autumn. Next spring, daffodils will greet us first thing.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 7:00 PM, in the Board Meeting Room, West Tower sub-basement.