Landscape Committee Update

Genesis has been very busy lately! The large stump at the Duke of Bedford tot-lot was removed by the tree service, and Genesis has filled in the hole. The area was leveled and seeded, and broken and rotten timbers were replaced. The old timbers between Horseferry and Harleyford Cts. have been removed, and the depressions were filled in and covered with straw. The streets have been cleaned of sand and winter debris.

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Tree Committee Update

Our tree service, Growing Earth, recently completed an extensive amount of tree work throughout the community. The total amount of the proposal was $44,417. However, with the time and materials rate Growing Earth gives our community, the actual cost was $31,790 for a savings of $12,627.

The tree committee recently held a meeting where we discussed the walkabouts that are being done in preparation for our orientation walk with the arborist. The goal of this orientation walk will be informing the committee regarding tree care. Committee members were encouraged to bring cameras to take pictures of common area tree issues. Other walkthroughs will be scheduled in order to cover all of Deepwood.  The Tree Committee has met off and on over the years, beginning in the early 1980’s.

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Invasive Plant Removal Day – May 5th

Here’s a note from Linda Paine, Tree Committee Chair, on this weekend’s invasive plant removal day:

May 5, 2012 is Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day. English Ivy is at the top of the list in Deepwood. However, there are a number of other invasives such as garlic mustard which produces a chemical that alters the soil and prevents other native plants from thriving. Any efforts to remove the invasives in our community are greatly appreciated.

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2012 Pool Passes

Pool passes will be available for purchase from the Deepwood pool house May 12-13 and 19-20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m each day.

New cards are $5, and renewals are $3. Checks or money order only, please. No cash.

Reston Challenge Spring Festival at Lake Anne – May 12th

This just in from fellow Deepwooder Nicholas Hartigan:

Join us at the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 12 at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza. Featuring local arts and crafts, local microbrewers, local restaurants, and live music by Bach to Rock, as well as a corn hole tournament and scavenger hunt presented by the Reston Jaycees. The festival is free to enter. All proceeds from beverage sales and tournament will be donated to the 4Paws Rescue Team, the community non-profit chosen by community vote.

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