Williamson Park Trees and Beautification
The Evergreen Historic Neighborhood Association (EHDA) is organizing neighborhood support and sponsorship to plant trees in Williamson Park, an undeveloped park and hidden neighborhood gem, established in 1926 by the City of Memphis. EHDA seeks to plant a combination of twenty “Tennessee grown” red maple and southern red oak trees in Williamson Park alongside the variety of mature existing canopy trees such as oaks and sweet gum.
This initiative contributes to the broader goal of strengthening the Evergreen neighborhood’s natural arboretum status, and enhancing the only public park within the borders of this historic neighborhood.
October 24-December 4 – Crowd-source funding for trees and planting –
December 2015 – Order Trees
By March 15th, 2016 – Plant trees
By April 1st – Place signage
Feb/March 2016-2017 – Year 1, weekly watering, Year 1
Spring and Summer 2016 (and for many years to come) – Watch our trees grow!
why we’re doing it
Williamson Park tree plantings will establish the next generation of tree canopy, improve air quality & storm water management, increase rain water retention, and provide much needed shade for current and future users of the park.