BTC: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park | Save the Trees! for National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 8:00am to 12:00pm (CT)


This project will be a collaboration with the Boy Scouts Capitol Area Council, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and their families. The project is appropriate for children no younger than 12 years.

Some time ago, nearly 100 15-gallon trees were planted to shade areas near the Havins softball fields in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Unfortunately, most of these trees aren't thriving—but we can change that with some TLC!

Being careful not to break irrigation lines, we will start by lowering the grade around each tree several inches to expose the root flare and removing all grass within 3 feet of the trunk. Next, if Austin Parks and Recreation Department can provide Dillo Dirt and mulch, we will work a thin layer of Dillo Dirt and a half inch of compost into the exposed soil. Finally, we will cover the exposed soil with a ring of mulch provided by Urban Forestry, taking care to keep the mulch several inches away from the base of the trunk.

Bring work gloves, hoes, garden rakes, wheelbarrows, garden carts, and square-pointed shovels, if you have them. You might want a dust mask for when we spread the mulch, just in case it is dry and dusty.

Remember to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, bring a water bottle, and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, and water, but if you have tools and gloves, please bring them too. We find that rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows are often in short supply.

If you would like to bring a child, please carefully consider which project you choose. Children must be with a parent at all times.

In case of rain, projects will start one hour late. If rain persists, projects will begin at their original start time on Sunday
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Remember to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, bring a water bottle, and dress appropriately for the weather. This event is currently reserved for UT students.
Tshirt and volunteer appreciation party at Rosewood party which includes lunch and drinks. And.... raffling ACL 3day passes.
30 Positions Filled | 24 Impacts | 93 Hours