In partnership with the Village of Glencoe and the Glencoe Park District, the Friends are now embarking on the next phase of restoration on the Green Bay Trail. “SOSA” is the area south of South Avenue to the Community Garden. In January 2018, Park District crews will begin removing the invasive buckthorn to prepare the site for new native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses.
Work will commence in early 2018 and the installation will completed by early 2019.
- Buckthorn and poison ivy removal – winter
- Site preparation – spring and summer
- Trees and shrub planting – fall
- Native Wildflower and grass installation – early winter
J.D. Mathein of Green City Gardens drew up plans and created the elevation drawings below. The plants were chosen in consultation with the Chicago Botanic Garden for optimum success based on the soil and sun in each segment. Each drawing offers multiple choices for the trees and shrubs pictured to avoid repetition, and assumes no existing trees and shrubs. Plans will be adjusted where there is existing vegetation.
March 2018 Update: In order to address the concerns of local residents, additional “Green Giant” Arborvitae have been added to the ones in the original plan. For the updated plan, please click here. Arborvitae were already included in the “Medium Wet” and “Wet” sections, and have not been highlighted in these sections. These additional shrubs are not pictured in the elevations below.
For the plant elevations with names in English, click here.
See our list of frequently asked questions about this project.