Fall Season Planting Completed for Rear-Field Area of Francis Field
Posted: February 7, 2022.
Fall planting in the "rear-field" landscaping area of Francis Field was completed by Patton Lawncare, a small, professional landscaping firm, on November 13 and 14, after approval by the FFF Board of Directors on October 28.
As shown in the photo at left, this included the clearing of beds and the planting of sky pencil holly, oak-leaf hydrangea, and viburnum on the public part of the field, where it abuts the 2501 M residential building on the south. This was essentially an enhancement the plantings that were made by the developer of the 2501 M building to restore the construction easement granted by the DC government from 2016 to 2018.
In the spring of 2022, FFF intends to begin implementation of the more ambitious revised plan designed by Lauren Brandes of Oculus landscape architects, and approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
A part of this plan is shown at right, and can also be found in greater detail on this website in the Revised Master Plan article.
This plan also involves the addition of 11 trees to the rear-field area, which is now complete. The spring plan will include the planting of some smaller evergreens as landscaping elements close to the building.
The architectural work and new plantings have been done as a donation by FFF as part of our current partnership agreement with the Department of Parks and Recreation.