Loss of a Red Oak Tree

Loss of a Red Oak Tree

Last week, Washington Park said a sad farewell to one of its oldest residents.  One of the Park’s original trees, the red oak  that came down was estimated to be 130-140 years old.  According to  City Forester Emertius Tom Pfeiffer, some decay was first noticed...
Glorious September!

Glorious September!

Say what you will about beautiful springtime and renowned tulip gardens — but Washington Park is absolutely glorious in September.  This year, the plantings have been especially stunning.  Congratulations and thanks to City Gardener Jena Commerford and her...
Tulip Dig & Sale

Tulip Dig & Sale

Presented by the Washington Park Conservancy in conjunction with The Department of General Services and the City of Albany Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30 The Tulip Dig  & Sale will be Socially Distant on both days, so please be advised that the process will...
New Trees Planted in the Park

New Trees Planted in the Park

A few weeks ago, commemorating Arbor Day, we reported about our plans to add a record number of new trees to the Park this year.  The Clover-Leaf Nurseries crew, assisted by Conservancy board members Bill Lemmon and Tom Pfeiffer, competed the tree planting last week....
Arbor Day 2020

Arbor Day 2020

Arbor Day is Friday April 24 We had great plans to organize a big tree planting day in Washington Park in honor of Arbor Day this year. But alas! like so many other projects, that idea had to be shelved in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. BUT….all is not lost!  In...
Locust Grove Makeover

Locust Grove Makeover

Thanks, Stantec! Last week the wonderful folks at StantecInc marked their Community Week with a heroic clean-up project in Washington Park.  More than 20 Stantec volunteers teamed up with the Washington Park Conservancy and Albany Department of Services to clear out...

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