Thanks to Our February Tree Planting Volunteers!


Our first tree planting event of the year was held on Sat.,Feb. 19th, which turned out to be a beautiful, clear day.  Thank you to the 76 volunteers who came out to Fayette County to plant native trees at a 3.5 acre habitat restoration site on King Rd. near Bateman Bridge.  This old row crop field is now part of the Ghost River State Natural Area thanks to the Conservancy's land conservation efforts.  In record time, volunteers planted white and chinkapin oaks, shagbark and mockernut hickories, and red mulberry seedlings; we appreciate their patience as we flagged new spots for trees.  The field will soon be planted with native wildflower seed and we wanted to make sure the tractor driver can avoid our young trees. Several volunteers also installed 10 nest boxes for birds in the woods bordering the field.   Finally, thanks very much to our tree planting sponsor, International Paper, and to the Wolf River Restoration Series sponsor, Brother International!

To view photographer Tim Wheat's photos of the event, use this link:




Posted by Cathy Justis at 12:36 PM