Jackson Park in the city’s Powerstown neighborhood was once the site of the Jackson Middle School. When the school was demolished in 2010, 7th Ward Council member John R. Swierz undertook to convert the approximately 2-acre area to a public park. He called on Treez Please to help with plantings in the park.
Over the past two years, Treez Please has planted five large trees and many smaller trees and understory shrubs (redbud, chokeberry, witchhazel, dogwood, red mulberry, and serviceberry, to name a few). To do all this, we’ve had the help of volunteers, neighbors, Brownie scouts, and Treez Please members.
In April 2014, ten people helped out to plant two large chinkapin oaks (Quercus muehlenbergii) in memory of Lisa Socha, daughter of Carol and Henry Socha, who live across the street from the park.