Friday, April 28th - special activities throughout the day
Whether you're interested in some good labor by planting a tree, or just in tasting our 2016 "Kelveden" Bexley urban forest maple syrup, we've got something for you!
Schedule of Events:
8:30 am: Mayor's Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes with Bexley maple syrup and breakfast meats, and hear a Bexley community and development update, sponsored by the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce. Limited spaces are available and the cost of the breakfast is $12.00 - registration is online at www.bexleyareachamber.org.
11:15 am: Tree Planting at Jeffrey Park
This year, we will be adding a new species to the Arboretum collection with the planting of an English Lake Walnut tree at Jeffrey Park, off of the pool parking lot.
5:00 pm+: Bexley Maple Syrup Cocktail Hour at Giuseppe's Ritrovo
Enjoy an artistically crafted beverage, featuring Bexley maple syrup.
All Day: Enjoy a self-guided arboretum walk. Visit www.bexleyarboretum.org for our online map!
One of the consistent concerns we took away from the 2012 Bexley Community Survey involved messy, unkempt alleyways. Code enforcement is one way to tackle this problem, but we thought it would be fun to offer some positive incentive to pamper your alleys. On August 6, 2016, a panel of judges will travel Bexley’s alleys and award a prize for the best alley block. We have goodies lined up through generous donations from our partners. So what are our judges looking for? They're looking for clean, well-kept alley frontages; organized trash receptacles that have their lids on; no weeds; trees and bushes that are trimmed back so as not to impede visibility or traffic down the alley; paint that isn't peeling or chipping; well-kept fences and retaining walls; and, as a bonus, attractive landscaping.
Remember: don't put too much mulch on your tree roots!