~ Who We Are ~
We have all chosen to live in a landscape that says a lot about us. This is a place whose sidewalks, boulevards and parks connect us to our neighbors. This place is designed to create friendships with those who are living, that honors those who came before us, and that preserves a way of life for the next generation.
The Old North End trees have sheltered us for 100 years, but scores of trees along Wahsatch, Cascade, Nevada and Wood Avenues were at the end of their lives, and had to be felled. The loss of 100 dead and dying trees, as with the loss of anything we have loved, can be dismaying.
Take heart! The North End Woodlands project, formed in November 2016, has been vigorously working to restore our urban canopy, and with your open-handed contributions of money and time, 105 replacement trees are now planted. We estimate that an additional 70 trees are needed to “infill” the medians where trees were removed and not replaced over many years, restoring the median’s majesty.
Thankful beyond measure,
~ Your Woodlanders ~
In the Woodlands, Siri's steadfast leadership has set a tone of inclusivity, collaboration, and creativity in the planting of trees for our Historic Neighborhood and beyond. Swimming and snowshoeing in wild places makes her heart sing.
Among the Woodlanders, Kathy continually contributes her attention to the details surrounding our goals and deadlines, and never fails to volunteer to help with anything. She enjoys French chateaux, foreign languages, leather-bound books, quiet evenings on the porch watching my garden grow, and Sunny the cat who makes me laugh.
In the Woodlands, Mike is an endless resource for shaping and managing all aspects of our budget. Mike enjoys beekeeping, traveling, being a political agitator, and creating spreadsheets for fun.
Among the Woodlanders, Nancy is known for her gift of fostering a community who knows and cares for one another, and from that foundation, we work together with trust and joy. Nancy secretly loves to sing Medieval and Renaissance love songs in several foreign languages.
In the Woodlands, Dan is know as our 'Master Editor' of all that is written. He loves to wear Irish caps and Scottish scarves.
Among the Woodlanders, Melody is known for 'rooting' us in the history and stories of our neighborhood, her family's homes within it, and her memories as a child reading under the shade of the median's trees. She grew up in the neighborhood, as did both her mother and grandmother! Melody is an avid snorkeler.
In the Woodlands, Brett is known for his extraordinary design talent as our website creator and as our landscape architect: his work manifests our dreams. He enjoys staying active and hiking with his dog. Often, he can be found boring his friends in talking about trees and their brilliance.
Among the Woodlanders, Samantha is known as our youthful and experienced social media genius who shows up for every tree planting, and for every celebratory glass of champagne.