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Brooksby’s evolving landscape

Unique plantings lend charm and character to the community

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July 10th, 2017
Brooksby’s trees and water features highlight the  Erickson Living community’s natural beauty.

Brooksby’s trees and water features highlight the Erickson Living community’s natural beauty.

Much has changed since Brooksby Village opened its doors 17 years ago, including the community’s physical landscape.

Brad Chase, general manager of JC Grounds Management, the commercial landscaping company that oversees Brooksby’s outdoor spaces, excluding the wetlands, says, “Brooksby’s landscape has evolved over time as we seek to diversify the plant material on the property.” 

A certified arborist, Chase adds, “Brooksby could be an arboretum with the variety of trees represented.”

Some of the unique trees planted at Brooksby include the Japanese pagoda, horse chestnut, river birch, and Caroline silverbell.

Chase says his crew is also mindful of seasonal color when it comes to plantings.

“We look at staging the color, so there are magnificent blooms all summer long,” says Chase.

“When I drive past the gate house, I suddenly think, ‘I’m so lucky. It’s beautiful here, with all the trees, plants, and water,” says Nancy Marsden, who moved to Brooksby from Lexington in 2011. “I appreciate living in such an attractive place.”

 

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