Dixon Branch Creek Crawl

Dixon Branch Creek Crawl

July 9 Sunday (new date) — 1 to 2 pm Meet at Playground Park (Lippit/Sylvania at Sinclair) New date due to high water and very slippery conditions on the trail on July 2nd & June 25th Escape from the heat in the cool rushing water of Dixon Branch, a significant feeder of White Rock Lake that flows all year. Water quality tests show that it has some of the cleanest water you will ever find in an urban water body. It’s…

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State of the Neighborhood Annual Spring Meeting

State of the Neighborhood Annual Spring Meeting

Thursday, May 25 – 7 pm Central Lutheran Church 1000 Easton Rd Gather, network, and hear the latest news and inside scoops on neighborhood news. Pay your membership dues and pick up one of our new Eastwood Neighborhood Resident car stickers. Speaker: Eastwood resident Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant, will give a short humorous talk and answer all your questions about this most…

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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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