We can’t believe it is already that time of year again, with last week’s summer solstice making it official – summer is here! So what did our Spring 2018 Planting Season look like?
We held 20 Community Tree Plantings. Wards 7 and 8 tied for the highest numbers of events held – we had 4 plantings in each of those wards.
Almost 1,000 volunteers spent 70 hours this season planting over 800 trees! Plus, over 320 of those volunteers were new to CT! News that’s just as good? More than half of those trees were directly from our farm.
Volunteers definitely got a workout, as more than half of the trees we planted were Balled & Burlapped. The remaining 27% were rootbag trees, and we even planted a few container trees. The top three species we planted? Coming in first place is the bright Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) followed by the American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) and the reliable American Elm (Ulmus americana).
And while we are done tree plantings until the fall, you can still get volunteer this summer! We have plenty of different ways to get involved.
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