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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
February 1, 2023
SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, February 8, 6:30pm-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church
Come join us and share what is so special to you and your family about the Forest! We need your thoughts to develop an image and message that represents our neighborhood.
That professionally crafted image and message will be used to have welcome signage fabricated and installed at key gateways into the Forest, and used in other materials to promote the neighborhood.
If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know! A full agenda will be available on the website.
The meeting will also be available on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 863 8990 6648
Unable to attend the meeting?
Please take a few minutes to have some family conversations, gather your thoughts, and share them via a short 4 question survey.
We have received a number of responses, but we need more to have a truly representative sample!
Draft minutes from the 4th quarter general meeting…
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, February 11, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. It usually takes less than an hour and it can really make a difference. Plus, it’s an easy way to meet your neighbors and a chance to do good.
Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on the Kilbourne Road side. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves. Pickers and trash bags are provided.
Contact Dave Nelson at 803-447-4793 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spotlight on Longleaf Pines (Pinus palustris)
Can you spot a longleaf pine? They are the pines with super long needles (up to 18”!) that landscapers covet for mulching. They also have the largest cones in the Southeast (6-15 inches). Our neighborhood has remnants of the of an old longleaf pine forest that covered most of the southeast several hundred years ago before commercial lumbering reduced the stock to 3% or less of what it used to be
Our neighborhood is special – we still have some longleafs. Many yards in Sherwood Forest have a longleaf pine. See if you can spot them! Look for those giant cones and then look up for pom poms of very long needles. In the fall you can see the needles on the ground, too (they’ll be the length of your forearm, or more). Don’t throw them away – rake them up and use them around your shrubbery!
And treasure the trees. In addition to being great for mulch, longleaf pines have many other benefits. They have very deep taproots and strong wood, making them resistant to damage or toppling from storms. They are drought tolerant, and provide lovely filtered shade and habitat for a number of important species (including humans).
Visit this North Carolina State website for more information…
Let us know if you have a longleaf pine in your yard, and if you would like help with identification from the Forest Friends Committee, contact Valerie Marcil by phone at 803-331-1138 or email).
USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, February 19, 1-4pm
Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.
Check Out the SFNA Website!
In case you haven’t been there, we are working to provide useful and interesting information.
Crier newsletter archive, neighborhood calendar, contact quick reference (city services, utilities, libraries, schools, voting, elected officials, and more…), Forest Friends info, Welcome Packet including city ordinance info, meeting minutes, aerial maps, and how to join SFNA of course!
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The SFNA is a volunteer organization of neighbors working to create a greater sense of community in the Forest.
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