Sep 9, 2017

September Workday at the Panhandle

At today's workday, volunteers focused on some care for two Queensland Kauri trees, which were planted about four years ago and have been slowly maturing (close to a more mature specimen). We removed some protective wire mesh that had been wrapped around the trees, and propped them against the wind by (carefully) installing two new posts.

Meanwhile, other volunteers removed dead stalks of the nearby cabbage tree (cordyline australis), a monster of a specimen. Families from the San Francisco Day School were also out with us today and raked up mountains of eucalyptus leaves near the playground.

Aug 30, 2017

Summer bloom at the park

The planting near the Panhandle bulletin board - aka The Mound - has a great bloom this summer from a plant called Island snapdragon (previously Galvezia speciosa, now Gambelia speciosa, native to California's Channel Island).

Restoration of William McKinley monument completed

Scaffolding came down last week, revealing the restored monument to William McKinley, 25th U.S. President. City staff confirmed that the project is complete. Important parts of the restoration were strengthening the monument to withstand earthquakes, and repointing with mortar the many pieces of granite that comprise the pedestal and the steps at the base.

Coming Sept 9: final workday of the summer

Coming soon:
Panhandle Community Workday
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 am - 12 noon
Meet at the bulletin board (near Oak @ Ashbury)