Area 6: Northeast Lawn and Sound Beach Edge:
$50,000 - $57,500
Costs include care of existing trees, removal of shrub masses, new tree plantings.
This long stretch along the northeast edge separates the park from the busy Sound Beach Avenue, a main thoroughfare into the center of Old Greenwich. The edge contains three park entrances, located at the northeast corner, at the center (across from the First Congregational Church of Greenwich), and at the southeast corner. Each entrance is discussed under Area 11, Park Entrances, below. Plantings of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrub masses extend along the full length of the edge, including white pines, a spruce, several species of small flowering trees, and juniper, azalea, and holly shrubs. A massing of ericaceous shrubs stands near the southern end. Overall, the planting lacks a strong theme.
Scope of Work
· Continue to prune, feed and provide additional care to the existing pines and replace trees as they mature and die
· Remove the massings of shrubs
· Introduce new plantings of tall trees to form a strong street edge, including evergreen and deciduous trees from original Binney Park plant list (Appendix B)
· Back-plant (plant behind) the tall trees with flowering trees from the Binney Park plant list
· Maintain the lawn as open turf mixed with perennial ground covers