Hard work and helpful volunteers help make tree planting a success
After much planning and a week of prep work, hundreds of trees were planted in the Old Mill Manor area along Sleepy Creek on Saturday. Tuesday was hole digging, Wednesday, unloading the trees from a semi. and delivering them to the planting sites, Friday making the deer-proof cages and distributing them to the sites, and on Saturday we were ready for 18 people to plant hundreds of trees. Some of the varieties of trees and bushes planted: Black Walnut, River Birch, Basswood, American Elm ,Red Maple, Swamp Oak, Sweet Gum, Yellow Poplar, Flowering Dogwood, Red Bud, Button Bush, Hazelnut, and Viburnum.
We got the last stakes pounded in about 3:30, and it started raining within a half hour later. Thanks to everyone for all the help, it was really a team effort.