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Calling all tree lovers, landscape enthusiasts and outdoor volunteers. We need your help! The Town has been given more than 300 pine, crab apple and hackberry trees. Now, volunteers are needed to help plant the trees the week of Oct. 14, before planting season is over.
The trees will be planted at 10 different Town locations. Crews and volunteers will be working at two locations each day, so bring gloves, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow, if you have it, and get ready to get your hands dirty.
Town crews will pre-dig the holes. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon throughout the week to finish cleaning out the holes, planting and staking the trees, and mulching.
The tree planting schedule for the week:
The planting schedule may vary depending on how many volunteers are registered each day. This is an ideal activity for corporate employees who get time off to volunteer and for students looking for community service hours toward graduation.
Water, snacks and some tools will be provided. Plus, the first 50 volunteers each day will receive a free T-shirt. Registration and more information is available on the Town’s volunteer website at CRgov.com/TreePlanting.
Or, learn more about the Town’s POST Partner volunteer program at CRgov.com/postpartners.
The trees have been donated to the Town as part of the C-470 Express Lane Project. Part of the project’s stipulations were that the contractor must replace every tree disturbed or removed. There wasn’t enough room at the project to replace all the trees, so nearby entities were given the opportunity to plant the trees in their own communities.
Questions? Contact volunteer coordinator Marcy Jones at mjones@CRgov.com or 303-814-7456.
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