DHS Boys’ Lacrosse Has New Practice Field

Thanks to Joseph Keen, the Dunwoody Boys’ Lacrosse team will have a new place to call it’s own for practices.  As part of his Eagle Scout project, Joseph is planning to install a 16 foot high net and high-speed shooting area behind the current baseball field at Dunwoody High School.  He will need to raise approximately $3000 from local donors for this ambitious project.

Joseph Keen, DHS Lacrosse player, preparing to fertilize the new field area he is helping to create for his Eagle Scout project.

Joseph Keen, DHS Lacrosse player, preparing to fertilize the new field area he is helping to create for his Eagle Scout project.

As we all know field space is precious around Dunwoody and this new practice area will greatly help out the team!  A big THANK YOU goes out to Joseph Keen, His father, Joe Keen, John Hydrick, and all the team members and parents that came out on July 27th to help Bartlett Tree Experts clear around the edges of the new field.

The field had overgrown weeds and grass of 18″ tall that had to be cut back 3 times.  Joe Keen, Joseph’s father, is a landscape architect and donated his time and crews to help make the field usable.  300 linear feet of tree limbs were cut back 25′ high to give the players plenty of room to throw the ball around.  Below are some photos of the before and after of the work that was done.

Before all of the weeds were cut

Before all of the weeds were cut

Before the tree limbs were cut back

Before the tree limbs were cut back

Bartlett Tree Experts at work cutting back limbs

Bartlett Tree Experts at work cutting back limbs

Laying down new sod

Laying down new sod

New field after a hard days work!

New field after a hard days work!

After they worked on the field, Bartlett Tree Experts and the DHS Boy’s Lacrosse team turned their attention on a fallen tree in front of the Dunwoody High School.  This tree had fallen over and was an eyesore right in front of the school.  Bartlett Tree Experts made quick work of the dead tree and branches.  Our way of “giving back” to the school and community.

Removing dead tree from DHS

Removing dead tree from DHS

A big THANK YOU! to Bartlett Tree Experts

A big THANK YOU! to Bartlett Tree Experts

 

 

 

 

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  2. Buddy said:

    Thank you for all of your time and effort in creating a place for the Lacrosse team to practice! So proud of all the work you have done!

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