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Volunteers to mulch trees on National Arbor Day – JOIN US!

By April 22, 2012No Comments

National Arbor Day is April 27th – which is a bit late for planting trees with our Texas summer fast approaching!  So, instead of planting trees for National Arbor Day, we’ll be giving some greatly needed care to trees that are already in the ground.  On Friday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., TreeFolks will lead volunteers in completing a tree care project at Bartholomew District Park that began several weeks ago on It’s My Park Day.  Employees from Starbucks and Friends of Bartholomew Park will pitch in and we’d like YOU to come help out too!  We will do root collar clearing around the base of the trees and apply mulch to trees in high traffic areas where ground cover can’t grow because of heavy foot traffic. All of this mulch will go a long way in helping the park’s trees thrive during the hot summer.  Mulch reduces soil compaction, cools the soil and conserves moisture – all of which contributes to healthy tree roots! Healthy tree roots mean beautiful tree canopy, shady parks and happy people!

Click here to volunteer.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (including sun protection).  We’ll provide tools, water, and refreshments. Please bring your own gardening gloves, a water bottle and a tree-lovin’ smile.  We will meet under the pavilion on Greenbrook Parkway next to the toddler playground.  See you there!

It’s My Park Day photo by Lightharvest Photography