Save the date for our next...
Neighborhood Leadership Forum
Wednesday, August 22
at the Henderson Convention Center
will be Emergency Preparedness, with guest presenters Ryan Turner from the
Henderson Fire Department and Captain Todd Peters from Henderson Police
Invitations will be sent out within the next few weeks. You can also
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
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
can contact Lisa at (702) 267-4000 or
Celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out
with the Henderson Police Department!
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street
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
Neighborhood Services(702) 267-2000