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Eastwooders celebrate our country on July 4th ?>

Eastwooders celebrate our country on July 4th

Playground Park July 4th – 9 am Join with the Eastwood Neighborhood Association to celebrate our neighborhood and honor our nation in the annual Eastwood 4th of July Parade and Picnic! Meet up at Playground Park, or cheer us from the parade route. Wear your most patriotic clothes. Dress up the kids and dogs. Deck out your bicycle, wagon, scooter and anything else that rolls. Festivities begin at 9 am. Parade starts at the Playground Park. Refreshments will be served…

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Dixon Branch Creek Crawl ?>

Dixon Branch Creek Crawl

July 2 Sunday (new date) — 1 to 2 pm Meet at Playground Park (Lippit/Sylvania at Sinclair) We put on our old sneakers or sandals and wade Dixon Branch. The stretch from Eastwood Beach upstream to Easton has a rocky bottom and is especially pretty. It even has seeps! Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Well behaved dogs that don’t bother wildlife are fine. Event will be led by Michael Parkey of the riparian committee….

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Arborists’ report on the Peavy landmark tree ?>

Arborists’ report on the Peavy landmark tree

by Amy Martin Eastwood Riparian Committee The landmark tree at Peavy and Lake Highlands, often referred to as the “Indian marker tree,” was visited by two of Dallas’ top arborists after being vandalized. The gist of their reports is: The tree lost around 50% of its canopy. Not much leafage left to support the rest of the tree. But it should be able to make it. The tree has been sinking steadily for the past several years. See photos below….

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Wildflower Walk ?>

Celebrate Earth Day with a Wildflower Walk

by Michael Parkey, ASLA   On Sunday April 23 (the day after Earth Day) at 1 pm we will take our annual Eastwood Wildflower Walk. Do you wonder what all those flowers are, but have never had time to learn their names? Take a short leisurely hike through the meadows and smell the flowers. Of course, we will stop at Eastwood’s famous bluebonnet patch. Do you know how those bluebonnets got there? And why they don’t grow everywhere in the…

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Eastwood Riparian: Fighting fallen trees & poison ivy to clear the trail ?>

Eastwood Riparian: Fighting fallen trees & poison ivy to clear the trail

The Eastwood Riparian Committee convened at the park last Sunday with two tasks: reduce poison ivy along the trail and clear a cedar tree which had fallen to block the trail. Stellar year for poison ivy, especially along the lush Woods & Wildflower and Hidden Meadow Trails. But Eastwood is hosting Michael Parkey’s Wildflower Walk on Sunday April 23, so we had to get the trail ready. ~*~ This mixed ground cover is full of poison ivy! So we killed…

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Photos from Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt ?>

Photos from Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt

Lots of folks showed up for the annual Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt, from babes in arms to seniors in strollers. The inflatable bounce house and obstacle course were busy the whole time. Being a warm day, the popsicles were perfect. While we waited for the egg hunting to begin, young kids enjoyed their fun.       Families took pictures with the flower arch. And residents enjoyed catching up with each other.     Brian manned the Eastwood Neighborhood Association…

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Citizens save the beloved “Indian marker tree,” but just barely ?>

Citizens save the beloved “Indian marker tree,” but just barely

by Amy Martin Oh no! Not again! Not that tree, not our tree, our beloved “Indian marker tree,” our landmark, our friend. The landmark leaning tree on Peavy just past Lake Highlands in the Dixon Branch greenbelt.  For decades Eastlake residents have taken family pictures perched on the tree’s horizontal trunk. People picnic there. Small children adore it; after all, it’s at their level. Photo by Velpeau E Hawes Jr. And now it’s almost all gone. Remaining photos by Amy…

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