PLANTING PLAN 2011
Buckingham Pond Park is sorely in
need of a carefully crafted tree, shrub
and wildflower plan, to beautify the
park, to control shoreline erosion, to
provide habitat for birds and animals
and to provide for long term management,
Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectday
County Soil and Water Conservation
Districts (SWCD) each offer annual
tree/shrub sales where young planting
stock can be obtained at reasonable
costs. Also bagged compost/ wood chips.
Consult the following links for what is
available, costs, quantities, order and
(salt, air pollution tolerant)
Shrubs include: Juneberry (Serviceberry)
Witch Hazel, Spicebush, Rose of Sharon
Lilac, Forsythia, American Cranberry.
Stream Co Willow and Red Osier Dogwood
are excellent to control shoreline erosion.
I have some Forsythia, Red Osier Dogwood
Lilac and American Cranberry plants/roots
which I would be happy to donate.
The Buckingham Pond Conservancy group
which has adopted Buckingham Pond Park
is meeting this coming Sunday, March 6.
Hopefully, they will prepare a park
planting plan and utilise some of the
plants available from the aforementioned
Labels: Buckingham Pond Park