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Friday, March 15, 2013

THANK YOU for the TREES on Earhart

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Thank You Parks & Parkways!!! and Ann McDonald
During the week of March 11, 2013, the Department of Parks and Parkways completed implementation of Phase I of the Earhart Boulevard planting plan. Phase I included 30 Live Oaks and 12 Natchez Crape Myrtles on Earhart Boulevard from Hamilton Street to Short Street.  All of the newly installed trees are on a one year watering schedule.

Phase II will include infill plantings of Natchez Crape Myrtles where space allows from Hamilton Street to Jefferson Davis Parkway. During Phase II, additional live oak trees will be installed between Short Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway where space permits. Phase II is anticipated to commence in late 2013 or early 2014.

A little history below:
In addition to working with Public Works on the redesign of Earhart to ensure that it did not expand to 6 lanes, NorthWest Carrollton also lobbied for trees.

Communication from May 2011

To: Ann McDonald - Parkway & Parks <amcdonald@nola.gov>, Jeanne Parkway Partners <jalbrecht@parkwaypartnersnola.org>, Hike For KaTREEna - info <info@hikeforkatreena.com>, katrina badger <kebadger@nola.gov>
Subject: Trees for Earhart BOULEVARD
Date: Oct 4, 2011 10:23 AM
All:
NorthWest Carrollton, and I'm sure many others, are excited to see the construction on Earhart finishing up.  We are waiting for the final cleanup, sanding and grass cutting of the neutral ground.  We would like to know how we can work with Parkway & Parks, Parkway Partners, Hike for Katrina and any other to plant the largest trees possible down Earhart BOULEVARD.  The NorthWest Carrollton Board would like to meet with representatives from all 3 groups together or separately to determine how we "green" this boulevard.  

Katrina: anything that ONE can do to help facilitate this is most apprecitated.

Sincerly & Thanks,
The Board of NorthWest Carrollton
Jenel Hazlett
Scott Andrews
Debi Theobald
Kim Carver
Tom Pyburn
Margaret Reinhart
 
Communication from May 2012
From: NorthWest Carrollton [mailto:nwcarrollton@mindspring.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:35 PM
To: Jennifer E. Ruley; Stacy Head; Ann McDonald - Parkway & Parks; Enrico J. Sterling

Subject: Trees on Earhart
Dear City of New Orleans,
We are not sure what city funding source allowed the large crepe myrtles to be planted along Earhart after the new construction completed. But we are very grateful for them.

Today as one our Board members drove by they noticed that the leaves looked parched. PLEASE since the dollars have already been spent to place these trees could the city please keep them watered. This is their first summer and we all know that is when transplants are most susceptible to loss.
Sincerely,

The Board of NorthWest Carrollton 
 
Communication from December 2012
From: NorthWest Carrollton <nwcarrollton@mindspring.com>

To: "Susan G. Guidry" <sgguidry@nola.gov>, "'sburley@parkwaypartnersnola.org'" <sburley@parkwaypartnersnola.org>, "'info@parkwaypartnersnola.org'" <info@parkwaypartnersnola.org>, Stacy Head <SHead@nola.gov>, "'info@hikeforkatreena.com'" <info@hikeforkatreena.com>
Cc: "Ann E. Macdonald" <aemacdonald@nola.gov>
Subject: Re: Releaf Earhart
Date: Dec 7, 2012 10:46 AM
Thank you all for your response.... please keep us in the loop as plans progress. We will do what we can to help assemble volunteers to assist with planting.
We asked because we know that this time of year is the optimal tree planting time.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Susan G. Guidry"

Sent: Dec 6, 2012 2:28 PM
To: "'sburley@parkwaypartnersnola.org'"
, "'nwcarrollton@mindspring.com'" , "'info@parkwaypartnersnola.org'" , Stacy Head , "'info@hikeforkatreena.com'"
Cc: "Ann E. Macdonald"
Subject: Re: Releaf Earhart

Thanks, Susannah. Please coordinate with Ann and Connie. Looks like we have the start of something good!
Susan


Susan G. Guidry
New Orleans
Councilmember, District A
(504) 658-1010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (504) 658-1010 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Sent from my Blackberry wireless device.

From: Susannah Burley [mailto:sburley@parkwaypartnersnola.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 02:17 PM
To: Susan G. Guidry; 'NorthWest Carrollton' <nwcarrollton@mindspring.com>; info@parkwaypartnersnola.org <info@parkwaypartnersnola.org>; Stacy Head; 'Hike For KaTREEna - info' <info@hikeforkatreena.com>
Cc: Ann E. Macdonald
Subject: RE: Releaf Earhart

Hello All,

We have worked with NorthWest Carrollton before on several project, and would be happy to do so again.

Best regards,

Susannah Burley
Parkway Partners
Program Director|Urban Gardens, Schoolyard Gardens, ReLeaf
1137 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
504 620 2224 office
30 Years ... And All Grown Up!





From: Susan G. Guidry [mailto:sgguidry@nola.gov]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:31 PM
To: NorthWest Carrollton; info@parkwaypartnersnola.org; Stacy Head; Hike For KaTREEna - info
Cc: Ann E. Macdonald
Subject: RE: Releaf Earhart
 
Board,

Ann McDonald and Connie Uddo have graciously agreed to put their heads together, after which I will get with them to see what can be accomplished. We will let you know when we have information.

Regards,
Susan

Susan G. Guidry
New Orleans City Council
District A
(504) 658-1010

sgguidry@nola.gov




From: NorthWest Carrollton [nwcarrollton@mindspring.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:34 PM
To: info@parkwaypartnersnola.org; Stacy Head; Hike For KaTREEna - info; Susan G. Guidry
Subject: Releaf Earhart


Greeting all;

NorthWest Carrollton is very interested in determining what can be done to increase the tree cover on the recently repaved section of Earhart from the Jefferson Parish Line to Pine .
We know there is a ReLeaf Program http://parkwaypartnersnola.org/?page_id=11 and that many section of many larger streets have been "reforested".
We would specifically like for the section of Earhart from the Jefferson Parish Line to Carrollton to be seriously considered for a planting/replanting program.
We would appreciate any assistance or guidance that you have to offer.

Sincerely,
The Board of NorthWest Carrollton




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