Landscaping Repairs to Select Areas of
Greenwood Drive To Begin This Week
Hurricane Matthew caused a significant amount of damages to the Sea Pines Community. Since Hurricane Matthew hit Hilton Head and Sea Pines, CSA has been working to address safety concerns related to fallen, leaning and damaged trees. One of the first locations we tackled was the main roadway of Greenwood Drive as it is a main artery into our community.
As a result of the hurricane many trees, shrubs and natural sight line barriers along Greenwood Drive were lost leaving us with gaping holes in our natural landscaping. The storm also caused substantial damages to tree tops, the canopy system and root system to many trees along Greenwood Drive.
Much of our initial recovery work and removal of fallen, leaning and damaged trees has been completed along the CSA managed open space areas along Greenwood Drive. The Maintenance Enhancement and Major Projects Committee has identified three limited areas along Greenwood Drive that were most impacted from Hurricane Matthew that are in need of landscaping repairs. We have met with our landscape provider and will now begin the process of addressing the necessary landscaping repair projects along Greenwood Drive.
Those areas have been broken into three segments, they include:
- Segment # 1- The area between Club Course Drive and the Main Entrance of the Trolley lot along the inbound lane of Greenwood Drive.
- Segment # 2- Inbound lane of Greenwood Drive directly across from the walking entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.
- Segment #3- Greenwood Drive outbound lane road frontage along Lake Forest Community.
Repair work in these segments will include:
- Site Prep- Removal of trees that are damaged, deformed, dying, unhealthy, non- recoverable or those trees that will compete with healthy trees that will be planted in the area. Please note the selection of these trees was also determined based on their health and the health of the trees and plants that will be planted.
- Repairs will be made to the irrigation system within these segments.
- Installation of new shrubs, sod, plantings, grasses and trees will occur in the segmented areas.
- Segment # 1- The area between Club Course Drive and the Main Entrance of the Trolley lot along the inbound lane of Greenwood Drive. Repair work in this area will begin on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 and the repairs along segment one are expected to take 4 weeks and should be completed by the RBC Heritage.
- Segment # 2- Inbound lane of Greenwood Drive directly across from the walking entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Repair work in this area will begin after the RBC Heritage and are expected to take 6 weeks. More information regarding exact start dates will be provided to the community as soon as they are available.
- Segment #3- Greenwood Drive outbound lane road frontage along Lake Forest Community. Repair work in this area will begin after the RBC Heritage and are expected to take 6 weeks. More information regarding exact start dates will be provided to the community as soon as they are available.
CSA has worked with a landscape architect to develop a landscaping repair plan that will re-establish a natural environment of healthy landscaping. Our goal with this landscaping repair project along Greenwood Drive is to restore these segments to a community preferred standard. This repair work will follow in conjunction with the previous landscape maintenance survey completed in 2015 with the intent of having a healthy and sustainable habitat while maintaining a natural look. Unfortunately, we cannot replace what we had prior to Hurricane Matthew, these segments and areas of repair will evolve over time. They will not look like what they looked like before Hurricane Matthew, these areas will have newly planted trees, plants and newly planted materials they will require time to mature into an environment similar to before Hurricane Matthew.
During the work timeline, our contractor will be on site from 7:00 am- 6:00 pm and if asked that contractor will be able to provide proper identification. Traffic flagmen may be present during the work. Delays may occur, please use caution when traveling in these areas. Upon the preliminary completion of the repairs of these segments, CSA will solicit feedback from the community. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the CSA Maintenance Department by calling 843.671.1343.