Entries by Dan Lorentz

Early Feedback Questionnaire: Most Common Responses

Here’s what people are thinking about the Barber St. site: 1. Favorite things about the site are… Trees (33) Natural, woodsy feel (21) Easy access (19) Terrain/terraces/topography (17) Shade (10) Open space/natural rooms (6) 2. Major concerns about the site are… Slope steepness (10) Safety of pedestrian crossing (9) Loitering/prostitutes (8) Containing playing kids (8) […]

Tree Inventory & Assessment Report is Complete

Two UGA urban tree management students have prepared a well-illustrated 21 page report about the trees on the top west end of the Barber St. site–the part of the site most likely to be used as a park or public green space. The report–entitled Barber Street Park Project: Tree Inventory & Assessment–identifies 52 individual trees […]

An Earth Day Scrapbook

About 15 people gathered at the Barber St. site on the evening of Thursday, April 22 to mark Earth Day by learning a little about what kind of trees, plants and animals inhabit the site and by reading a little poetry in praise of the Earth and nature. Matt Elliott (left) talked about how aggressive […]

Site is Prepped for Earth Day Celebration

To get the Barber St. site ready for an Earth Day Celebration on April 22, the previous Saturday a small crew of volunteers removed new plant growth and repositioned some downed tree limbs and stumps to create a small–and temporary–outdoor "theater" to host the poetry reading part of the program. The armory of tools for […]

Celebrate Earth Day at the Barber St. Site

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.                                           – Walt Whitman  You’re invited to gather in celebration of our local biota, yourself included… WHO: Friends and neighbors associated with the Boulevard and Pulaski neighborhoods.   WHAT: Earth Day celebrations. Gathering at the proposed park’s top tier for a neighborly chat with park info offered by park project […]

Tree Inventory and Health Assessment Underway

Trees are a great asset to any park site, and they are a vital component of the Barber Street site. But the lack of good pruning care and prevalence of invasive vines strangling the trunks and branches undermines the health of the trees.  As anyone who has walked through the Barber Street parcel can see, […]

Trash Pick-Up and (Belated) Birthday Party

On Saturday, March 20–the first day of Spring–a small crew of us volunteers picked the Barber St. site clean of litter, and hauled-out a small plastic pool, a purple bra, several feet of plastic tubing, an ancient car battery and many pounds more of assorted junk. We also removed a pile of tree limbs and […]

Take a Closer Look at This Existing Conditions Map

Click here to view larger size This recently created map, which debuted at a neighborhood party last weekend, shows existing conditions at the potential Barber St. park site. The map is not plan (we don't have one yet) and it's not a precise survey of the parcel (which we may still need), but it does […]

Photos of Site Map at BNA Neighborhood Party

A newly created map showing existing conditions and an old aerial photograph of the Barber St. site on display during a Feb. 27 Neighborhood Party organized by the Boulevard Neighborhood Association. The party took place at Little Kings, a bar on W. Hancock St. Allen Stovall, a landscape architect and professor emeritus of UGA’s College […]