December is a great time for “tree tubes and trimming” with Natural Lands Trust. No, we’re not adding garland or glitter, but pruning branches, and maintaining tree tubes!
Photo by Debbie Beer, staff member
Join dedicated volunteers and staff in nurturing hundreds of trees planted in recent years on our expansive, 1,276 acre ChesLen Preserve. Volunteers will prune small branches, stabilize stakes, and straighten tree tubes. You’ll be part of a large-scale effort to restore important riparian habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people communities.
Volunteers play an important role in our efforts to restore and maintain healthy habitats at ChesLen Preserve, and all around the region. Preserving riparian buffer – the land around waterways – is one of the best ways to protect and improve water quality. Trees and other plants minimize erosion, purify air, filter nutrients and sediments, and capture stormwater runoff. Native trees also provide shade and food that benefit a variety of birds, insects, fish, and mammals.
Note details below about this volunteer work day:
* Bring water bottle.
* Wear sturdy closed-toe boots or shoes.
* Dress in seasonal layers, with long pants and long sleeved shirts – poison ivy and brambles are present.
* Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain, and get dirty.
* Tools will be provided, or bring your own hand pruners
* If you have a steel-head mallet and comfortable using it, bring it along!
* Bring work gloves if you have them; they will also be available to borrow.
* Ticks and bugs are possible, even in cold weather.
No experience necessary; instruction and tools will be provided. Suitable for ages 12+. Snacks provided afterwards. Volunteers contribute valuable time and talents to Natural Lands Trust – we greatly appreciate your hard-working efforts!
Please register for this volunteer service opportunity to let us know you’re coming – complete and submit the form on our website. Groups are welcome!
Contact Becky Rennix if you have any questions, or you’d like to bring a group, at [masked],[masked], ext 214.