Volunteers Turn Out for Annual Tree Planting on Mar. 11th


Presented by FedEx and International Paper, the Wolf River Conservancy’s 13th Annual Tree Planting was yet another successful event!  Despite multiple postponements due to rain, and cool, moist, windy conditions on Mar. 11th, 250 volunteers planted and potted over 4,000 tree seedlings.  Twelve native tree species were selected to beautify and reforest key areas in the Wolf River watershed.  The potted trees will be nurtured until they can be used by Wolf River Conservancy, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, West Tennessee chapter of the Urban Forestry Council, and other partners in future volunteer planting projects.  Thank you to our sponsors and to all the volunteers that came out - we are so appreciative of you all!

Here are the species that were planted:  baldcypress, water tupelo, blackgum, buttonbush, flowering dogwood, northern red oak, nuttall oak, swamp chestnut oak, chickasaw plum, redbud, tulip poplar, and loblolly pine.

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Posted by Cathy Justis at 12:01 PM