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Curie Landscaping - The Plan

05 Nov 2006 11:11 PM | STFNA Admin (Administrator)
The taking out of all existing dirt, hauling it off-site and replacing it with new soil and mulch.

Three of the park strips do not have full retaining walls and will receive them. The existing walls will be extended to replace the wood criss-cross fences. If there is a gate for service entrance it will remain.

Soil will be brought in and graded behind the retaining walls, walls will be power washed and painted and a hardy vine covering will be planted to soften the look of the wall over the next couple of years.

A combination of decomposed granite (3" thick) and snonor gold flagstone inter lay will be poured into the park strips.

Hackberry trees (known for their hardiness and deep root system) are the trees that have been selected by the City Arborist and will be provided by Our City Forrest.

California indigenous plants will be put into place around the flagstone design which will alternate in-between the trees.

Permission is now being sought to remove 4 trees in this process. 2 large palm tress on one site, 1 seedling and 1 large shedding tree at Curie and Los Pinos. We do not anticipate a problem with this as the trees will be replaced with new trees.

Extras that have been asked for include: Doggy dispensing poles/bags that will exist on 3 of the 5 park strips, a bubbler system laid (as there is currently no water system for any of the park strips) and monies for the indigenous plants. We considered the plant monies as an extra only because we can apply for a San Jose Beautiful grant for up to $3k in the next 4 months that could cover those. If we don't get those monies, it may be that we ask for extra donations from our membership.
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