Planting Hope in Taylorville

When:              November 2, 2019
                         9:00 a.m
Meeting Place: U of I Extension office
                         1120 N. Webster St.
                         Taylorville, IL

 

Please volunteer with us to plant hope in Taylorville!

 

Trees Forever, Taylorville Tree Recovery Team and volunteers will be planting more than 120 trees to replace tree loss from the December 2018 tornado.

 

On November 2 at 9 a.m., volunteers will meet at the U of I Extension office (located at1120 N. Webster St. in Taylorville) for a tree planting and mulching demonstration before heading out in teams to plant and mulch trees for 47 residents.

 

“Bring your shovels and dress for the weather!” Taylorville Tree Recovery Team Member and retired Trees Forever Field Coordinator Barb Grabner-Kerns said. “This is a community effort to replant our community forest, and we need folks to come out and lend a hand.”

 

Earlier this year, Trees Forever and the Urban Forest Strike Team did a tree inventory to determine which species of trees needed to be replanted.

 

“A diversity of tree species is important to help create a healthy community forest,” Trees Forever’s Program Manager Debbie Fluegel said. “When we have a monoculture of one species, our trees can easily be wiped out by one pest or disease.”

 

This planting is made possible by: Trees Forever, Springfield Civic Garden Club, Christian County Farmer's Supply Company, and private individuals.

 

Please register below as a volunteer.

 

Questions? Contact Barb Grabner-Kerns at 217-561-1062