July 2012


Save the date for our next...

     Neighborhood Leadership Forum

Wednesday, August 22

5:30-8:00 pm

at the Henderson Convention Center

Our topic will be Emergency Preparedness, with guest presenters Ryan Turner from the Henderson Fire Department and Captain Todd Peters from Henderson Police Department.

Invitations will be sent out within the next few weeks. You can also RSVP now.

 


 


 

Ironman World Championship 70.3

The city of Henderson will host the Ironman World Championship 70.3, Sunday, September 9. The triathlon is a citywide event that will affect several areas in and around Henderson between 4:30am Ė 6pm.

Residents should expect an increase of traffic, which include runners, bicyclists and cars/vans. In addition, temporary street closures will be in effect to accommodate the bike and run courses. A complete list of street closures and detours is available at HendersonLive.com.

 


 

Lisa's Landscape Corner

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester

As predicted, we made it to monsoon season. Finally some respite from the heat! As looming clouds send down a torrent of warm water, I have to admit this is my favorite time of year (hoping for no fires from the lightning, of course). Trees and other plants like this time of year too. They get cloud cover and a blast of water to clean their leaves from the previous yearís pollution and dust. How refreshing!

As we enjoy monsoon season, let's take a minute to discuss the common problem of girdled/circling roots. Most trees that come from the nursery typically have this fatal flaw, where the root from the seedling is allowed to swirl and circle in the pot as it grows. As the tree gets large and wind and water sway its canopy, it will tip to the side where the large, supportive roots have turned inward instead of out.

Think of it like this - sit on the floor with your legs extended all the way out. If someone tried to push you over, it would be easy to resist the force. Now cross your legs, or even put one leg underneath you and expend the same force. Are you tipping over? Of course! Itís the same with trees. Large canopied trees can wave wildly in the breeze without a problem. But when weather conditions push a tree toward a side with no support... goodbye!

Hereís what you can do: When purchasing a new tree, always check the container it comes in. Look for nice, white root tips and make sure no roots are circling around. Remember, a bigger tree in a box is never better. If need be, buy the smallest tree for the container. When planting, tease the roots out straight. This will make the difference between a large, successful tree and one that falls over in the wind.

For existing trees, check the surface of the soil to see if you have circling roots at the trunk. You can dig these out and prune them in the winter.
 

You can contact Lisa at (702) 267-4000 or by email.
 

 

 

 

Celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out with the Henderson Police Department!

 

Tuesday, August 7

 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street

 

 

View the flier here

 

 

 

 

Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.

 

 

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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

 


City of Henderson
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