We’re Planting Trees – Can You Help?

Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum (LOUA) partners will begin planting 170 purchased trees this Saturday, October 1st, and then continuing the following two Saturdays for a total of three planting days.

Arboretum partners and volunteers will meet at 9 am on October 1, 2011 at the Indianola Informal K-8 School parking lot on the north side of Weber Road. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources staffer will be on hand to give everyone a quick lesson on how to plant a tree before volunteers are teamed up.

“We expect to plant approximately 60 trees each of the three work days” said Mike McLaughlin, arboretum board member. “Trees range in height from 6’ to 8’, most are in containers, but a few are balled and in burlap.”

Anyone is welcome to volunteer and is encouraged to contact Peter Kovarik at
pkovarik@cscc.edu, or phoning him at 261-0092, so that arboretum workers can make sure to have enough supplies available. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a shovel; arboretum partners will be providing water.

If you are debating about volunteering, please know that even if you help out with only one tree, that would be greatly appreciated! And just to give you an idea of the benefits of any tree you help plant (or have in your yard), you can go to this site: treebenefits.com/calculator to find out. All you need to know is the type of tree and its diameter at chest height.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Until next time!

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