On November 18, 2017, Promark Tree Service was happy to help out at Hallowell Park in Abington, PA. We are proud to help out in any community and love the team effort put in to make this a great day!! Below is the article with great info:
Let’s hear it for partnership! The Friends of Hallowell Park, Abington EAC, Abington STC, GYAC, PHS, CSX, Laurel Hill Gardens and Promark Tree Service joined forces to add shade, habitat and beauty to Hallowell Park. 33 volunteers in all!
We planted 8 bare root trees along the perimeter of the sports fields and into the southeast riparian area. These will grow into large native canopy trees to provide shade for park visitors, habitat for our wildlife friends, an attractive park entrance, and clean water. Featured here is a one of two white oaks. Additional bare root trees included two American elms, a hackberry, and three sycamores:
The oaks: Quercus bicolor (straight species)
The elms: Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’
The sycamores: Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’
The hackberry: Celtic occidentalis
These trees were subsidized by the PA Tree Vitalize grant program, administered by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Tree Tenders program.
We planted 2 native “B&B” balled and burlap) maple trees- Acer rubrum ‘October glory’- right between the two baseball fields -stay tuned for fabulous spring bloom, summer shade and glowing fall color! These trees were donated by Promark Tree Service
We added some evergreen spruce trees to provide a buffer along the parking lot fence, and provide nesting spots for our feathered friends. Thanks to Laurel Hill Gardens for providing healthy stock!
One more tree to make a total of 14 is a sweetbay magnolia- Magnolia virginiana- that will add 4-season interest. This was provided by CSX as part of their annual Tree Giveaway program.
Last but not least are the cleanup batters, finishing off the job with mulch to insulate and nourish tree roots, and tree guards to protect against mower damage.
The rain started at high noon, providing the necessary moisture to settle our new trees in for a long and happy life.