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Blue Ridge Uprooters!

I’m please to announce the immediate availability of our very own pair of neighborhood Uprooters! These were purchased with funds provided in part through the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program and your Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association dues. If you have invasive plants on your property, these tools are an excellent, herbicide-free . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge Uprooters!

2017 Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) Spring Cleanup

What: Subsidized pick up of brush and limbs.

Why: The BRNA is sponsoring this collection of plant debris to help BRNA members secure a volume discount. In addition, the collection helps property owners comply with Bloomington’s Municipal Code Title 12, Chapter 12.24.040 (2), which requires property owners to keep brush trimmed from sidewalks and streets.

. . . → Read More: 2017 Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) Spring Cleanup

From the Annual Meeting: Emerald Ash Borer Links

Thanks to Lee Huss from the city of Bloomington and Seth Inman from Turf ‘n Tree MD for their talk on the Emerald Ash Borer. Here are some links for more information:

The City of Bloomington: Emerald Ash Borer in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington: Street Trees and Landscaping

International Society of Arboriculture: Trees Are . . . → Read More: From the Annual Meeting: Emerald Ash Borer Links

2014 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held on August 12th at 7:00 PM at the Holiday Inn (1710 N Kinser Pike). This is a great chance to meet your fellow neighbors, board members, and get useful information from our guest speakers.

This year’s guest speakers are:

Seth Inman Operations Manager/Plant Healthcare Technician for Turf ‘n Tree . . . → Read More: 2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Neighborhood Brush Cleanup Weekend

Annual Neighborhood Brush Cleanup Weekend

(updated 3/30/14)

When: Saturday/Sunday April 5/6 2014.

What: Free pick up of brush and limbs.

Who: All property owners and residents of Blue Ridge who are current on their Blue Ridge dues are welcome and encouraged to participate.

How: On Sat/Sun 4/5-6 place the plant material to be disposed of . . . → Read More: Annual Neighborhood Brush Cleanup Weekend

Recap: Neighborhood Clean-up

The Blue Ridge Neighborhood, established in 1958, has grown into a mature neighborhood with a tranquil park like ambiance.

However, this wonderful environment has caused some conflicts with the safe passage of motorists and pedestrians within the neighborhood. To respond to complaints about this issue, the Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) board began action to . . . → Read More: Recap: Neighborhood Clean-up

Neighborhood Clean Up Announcement


The Blue Ridge Neighborhood Plant Cleanup

When: Saturday May 11, 2013

What: Free pick up of vegetative refuse (pruned brush, limbs, etc.) that is impeding safe passage on sidewalks and streets throughout the neighborhood. Also any miscellaneous yard waste may be disposed of at this time, including winter broken limbs or invasive . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Clean Up Announcement

Corner Garden for Neighbors to Share

At the corner of Ramble Rd. West and Oliver Drive, Carole and Dave Canfield have installed a sitting garden at the sidewalk, and they would like to invite anyone walking by to stop and take a rest in the garden. This is the same place that had the bench and clock on the corner – . . . → Read More: Corner Garden for Neighbors to Share

Curbside Leaf Collection

For Bloomington curbside leaf collection, leaves at all residences must be at curb by November 14, 2011. The City of Bloomington’s Street Department has developed a website to track when they will be picking up leaves in your neighborhood. Here is the link: The site will be updated on a regular basis.

Curbside Pickup: . . . → Read More: Curbside Leaf Collection