Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bike Park Landscaping Day 10-10-09

Saturday morning started off cold and snowy. But that didn't stop a group of dedicated volunteers from showing up at 8am with one goal in mind - get as many trees and shrubs in the ground as possible in one day!

The day was made possible because of the tremendous community support for this project. Our warmest thanks go out to the following who made it happen with their generous donations:

Josh Thulin / The Arbors Nursery - All 60 of the Trees & Shrubs, compost, and backhoe
Harmony Design - Landscape Plan and on-sight execution by Randy Blough
Valley Lumber - Mini-ex to dig the holes
Grand Teton Brewing Company - Forklift and head Brewer, Marks, to unload the trees
Trail Creek Nursery - Skidsteer and operator to load trees
Teton Timberframe - Skidsteer, flat bed trailer to haul trees, and Adam's strong back
City of Victor - Site prep and topsoil
Power's Excavation - Flat bed trailer to haul trees with
Mike Bessette from Frontier Landscaping - Full day of equipment operation and manual labor
Jay & Tracey Petervary - A full day of help from Victor's newsest residents
Mike Piker - Coming over from Jackson to help out
Jeremy Besbiris - Tree planting and process building
Victor Velo - Dave Byers & Scott Fitzgerald spearheading the operation
Fresh Cut Deli - Keeping us fed
Teton Mountain Ranch - Topsoil courtesy of Stephen Bagley

At the end of the day we planted almost 50 plant units! We'll be back at it Tuesday to finish off the job. If you have time to help please come on by. If you have any watering resources please let us know as the irrigation is off but we would like to soak the trees before winter.

Mike with Frontier Landscaping digs the first holes before the trees arrived

The crew unloads the first of many trees off Power's Excavation's Trailer

Jay and Mike taking a pass off from Marks

The first tree is in!

Randy surveying his handy work as Josh drops the steamy compost

Stephen Bagley surprised us with a load of topsoil from Teton Mountain Ranch

Adam Riley hauled massive trees with the Teton Timberframe trailer

The park started to take on the look of a Grove

Marks and others worked into the darkness making sure the shrubs would stay warm over the next few nights