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File #: 19-2305    Version: 1 Name: Vineyard Park Master Plan-Trees
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/16/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action:
Title: Vineyard Park Tree Plan Update
Attachments: 1. Power Point, 2. Master Plan, 3. Red Maple, 4. Big Leaf Maple, 5. Coastal Live Oak, 6. Valley Oak, 7. Strawberry Tree, 8. Crepe Myrtle
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Yountville Town Council Staff Report

DATE: October 1, 2019

TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Joe Tagliaboschi, Public Works Director

Vineyard Park Tree Plan Update

Recently the Town completed the removal of the Pine Trees at Vineyard Park. Town Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff has been evaluating options to address this condition and to better utilize the area adjacent to the Sports Court Facility. Staff has developed a plan to replace the trees which were in decline and to also provide a new area that includes a place to sit and enjoy the view. This updated plan is the result of feedback from Town Council and was recently reviewed by Parks and Rec Advisory Committee (PRAC) on September 19, 2019. Feedback from the PRAC meeting was supportive of the plan. Positive comments and support were also voiced by members of the public at the meeting.

The majority of these trees were pine trees which have a life expectancy of between 25-30 years. These trees were well within that range. The Town had arborists evaluate the condition of the trees. The existing pine trees were in such a deteriorated state the town arborists had recommended removal of the trees. The additional challenge with the pine trees at the south end of the sports courts is that they drop their needles onto the court surface which contribute to an ongoing maintenance issue and over time decrease the useful service life for the court surfaces.

The plan as presented would allow for replacement of the 13 pine trees with trees planted so that the vegetation can grow in for a more mature look as the other features are added. The proposed 14 replacement trees will include 2 Valley Oaks, several Red Maple trees, and a variety of native species including Crepe Myrtle and Strawberry trees that were collected from seeds and grown here in the Napa Valley at tree farms as well as other mature species from local nurseries and tree farms.

This plan was also...

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