Dig holes for trees before we arrive.
Holes should be 24 inches long by 24 inches wide and 18 inches deep
If you dig your holes out the night before, please put saw something over the hole so no one will fall in.
Gather participants at the starting address and time. Wait there for PNPP to arrive and demonstrate the planting process. Do not plant trees before this.
Divide participants into groups of 1-3 people for each tree.
Each group should have: 2 to 3 shovels, a pair of pruning shears, a sharp knife, and a small narrow saw.
Everyone should wear boots and gloves. Absolutely no open toed shoes or bare hands allowed.
Hook up several hoses for watering. If you can’t reach a location with a hose, haul water with buckets. Water all trees the day they are planted and thereafter with 10-20 gallons a week until Thanksgiving. Begin again on Easter Sunday.
Mulch each tree with mulch the Forestry Department will provide. If people want to use decorative mulch, they must purchase it beforehand and mulch on planting day. A 3 cubic ft bag will cover about two-three tree wells, depending on size of the tree well.
Clean up area with brooms and rakes.
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Encourage neighbors to come out and help plant even if they didn’t get a tree. Kids are welcome with parental supervision.
Call or email your Council Person and invite him/her to your planting.
Have materials on hand to put up small barriers, such as fencing, to keep animals out of the tree well and protect the trees.
Have refreshments available at the end of the planting route to provide a small celebration for your neighborhood’s achievement.