Every year Glencannon Association hosts social activities and a park cleanup in either the spring or fall depending on winters and other circumstances. There may be other activities planned throughout the year as well.
Social Events Include:
Presidents Get-Together – To be held in June
Halloween Parade and Party – Held on a weekend close to Halloween.
Annual Park Clean-up – this is when the neighbors get together and help clean-up the park whether its after a harsh winter or helping to maintain the wildlife habitats and the creek beds. This can be held in spring or fall.
Glencannon Community Workday
8:00 am – Noon, Saturday, April 30, 2016
|What we plan to do
· Plant native tree and shrub seedlings
· Cut invasive vines/plants away from trees
· Clear deadwood/cut dead trees and limbs
· Common Area cleanup
· Stream cleanup
|What to bring
· Yourself and someone else
· Hand shovels
· Garden trowels
· Garden shovels
· Pruning shears/saws
· Hammer for pounding stakes
· Wheel barrow
|What to wear
· Garden/work gloves
· Gardening clothes
· Sturdy (waterproof) shoes/boots
· Bug spray (we will have some there if you need it)
Bug spray, trash bags, and other supplies will be located by the Glencannon Community Park entrance sign off of Garrett St. We will be planting in the areas that are not mowed.
Below is a list of the trees and shrubs we will be planting. We hope to see you there!
Red Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia)
- Delicate white blossoms in spring, brilliant red fall foliage and rich scarlet berry clusters in winter. Will sucker and spread, grows to 10 feet. Prefers sun to part shade.
Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
- Semievergreen leaves aromatic when crushed. Waxy-gray berries in fall and winter. Grows in poor, sandy soil, salt tolerant. Sunny or part-sun. Grows to 5-12 feet.
Indigobush (Amorpha fruticosa)
- Great for native bee, butterflies and other nectar insects. Fast grower reaching 8 to 15 feet in part shade or full sun with 1 to 3 inch long light brown to purple flowers.
American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
- Height to 30 feet. Multistemmed shrub valued for its distinctive catkins, copper-red to yellow fall color, edible nuts and naturalistic form. Ideal for dry sites with poor soil. Prefers partial shade. 10-15 feet.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
- Large, multi-stemmed; grows to 20 feet. Distinctive heart-shaped leaves. Beautiful clusters of pink, pea-like blooms appear in early spring. Sun to part shade.
American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
- Also Ironwood or Musclewood. Sinewy bark, attracts birds and butterflies. Best in moist soil, but is tolerant of dry sites. Slow-growing, shade-tolerant, 13 to 40 feet.
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
- Fragrant white spring flowers. Slow growing, typically 20-40 feet, up to 75 ft. Distinctive bark and fall color. Edible orange fruits on female plants in fall. Sun to partial shade.