Appearance Commission grants make a difference

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Last week, some new plantings were added to Woodland Park to help improve its appearance. The Carolina Drive entrance has needed some sprucing up for some time and thanks to a Polk County Appearance Commission beautification grant it is becoming a reality.


The plants selected are native shrubs such as witch hazel, illicium and oakleaf hydrangea, plus two native tree species, the southern magnolia and the redbud. In addition, one calycanthus hybrid or sweet shrub was transplanted that should thrive in the environment at Woodland Park.

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Those volunteers that helped with the project were Karen Bird, John Lane, Greg Miner, Linda Miner, Vard Henry and Amy Arledge. In addition to the volunteer labor and the Polk County beautification grant, some soil amendments and water to irrigate the new plantings were donated by the Tryon IGA Supermarket. 


The volunteers hope that folks will check on the progress of these new plantings.


Submitted by John Vining