Lazybrook News

from the Lazybrook Civic Club

Jaycee Park Update

by Crystal Frommert, Newsletter - May 3rd, 2010.
Filed under: General News.

Successful Tree Planting

Maria Meijide, 77484, and Amelia DeSalos, 4, 77008, work together during a "Friends of Jaycee Park" tree planting session. Photo by R. Clayton McKee

50 volunteers came together ready to plant over 150 trees.  After a breakfast provided by realtor, Sharon Ettinger, and a brief tree planting demonstration by one of the foresters, we went to work and planted all the trees in about an hour and a half!  We had volunteers from Timbergrove, Lazybrook, Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Point, Oak Forest and even 1 from Spring Branch that read about the planting in the newspaper and 2 from Humble that work in the area.  We planted a mix of Shumard oaks, ‘Texas’ redbud, red maple, hickory, blackgum, Mexican plum, pine and cedar elm.

Timbergrove resident, Ben Crabb, hauled out the watering tank in his pickup truck and gave the trees their first watering and continues to care for them.  Please stop by the park and check them out whenever you get a chance.  They really have given the park a softer and more welcoming look.


Four of five benches have been installed and getting lots of use at the park.  The plaques are being engraved and will be installed soon.   If you would like to honor a loved one, your family or company, you can donate a bench with a personalized plaque for a $1500 donation.  Please contact Ileana Desalos at 713-922-6742 or

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