The planting was a success!
Each of nine teams planted a tree (there were a few no-shows), and some teams planted 2 or 3 trees, for a total of 18 trees planted.
Each tree weighed perhaps 200 pounds and teams/families did a great job of getting the trees into the holes at the proper depth.
Many thanks to Sue Ann Kopenmeyer at Isabella County Parks for helping to dig some of the holes and unload the heavy (200 pounds or so) trees.
Many thanks to the
for a generous grant to purchase trees to add to Dr. Roy Burlington’s ongoing plantings at the Commission. Roy, retired from the CMU Department of Biology, has been planting trees and decorative gardens there since 2019.
We purchased the trees from two local vendors and one regional vendor:
- Alwood Landscaping and Nursery, Mt. Pleasant
- Green Scene Landscaping, Mt. Pleasant
- Kluck Nursery, Saginaw
Purchasing from multiple vendors allowed us to increase biodiversity on short notice (using what vendors had in stock). Of the 18 trees planted, there were 15 different varieties and 14 different species. Many thanks to the Alwoods (Alwood), Anna Weis (Green Scene) and Gregg Watt (Kluck) for their help and service.