Looooong term planning.

June 25, 2021

Al Jardine sent in an account of some extremely ‘long term planning.’ Well done Melfort carvers and turners. Don’t be surprised if cookies are mentioned!


A great big THANK YOU to all the Northern Lights Woodcarvers that came out to Windsor Water Foul Park and planted 5 Memorial Basswood Linden trees today. Ken – Stan –  Matthew – Henry  –  Al, and a Special Thank You for Colleen, with her home baked muffins and Chocolate Chip Cookies!

These Basswood trees were purchased by the Northern Lights Woodcarvers group, and planted in memory of all the Northern Lights Woodcarvers that have passed, and are no longer with us. These trees will provide a novel woodcarving wood source for future Melfort carvers, and they also prove to the naysayers of our carving in the trees, “causing damage to the trees”, that we do  Pride our Parks and their trees.

We also today, trimmed up a very distraught, Cotoneaster shrub, and  then  pruned up the original Basswood memorial tree, which was planted some 23 years ago.

Please note, This Park is kind of a (no – mans land)  Ducks unlimited sponsored the waterfoul observation park,the City of Melfort owns the land, the Melfort Golf and Country Club mows the grass, and nobody is really responsible for trees or maintenance. It will be up to us to maintain and care for our trees, so if you can remember to, please take a bucket, check in on them, and pour em  a drink from the pond.

We planted our trees spaced wide enough apart to allow power mowers to mow freely unobstructed, so as to reduce mower rash
Thanks again for all your help
Al

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