Rainy Saturday Tree Planting
Well ya can't keep good volunteers down!
We had more than 130 volunteers plus about 20 organizers turn out to plant 128 trees along a 3/4 mile stretch of highway entering Morris yesterday. Hasn't rained on the 1st weekend in May here for the past 12 years, but it downpoured on us all morning, not to mention the 20+ mph winds. But from my spot at the check-in site (still on crutches) I saw more good humor than bad, more smiles than frowns, and a GREAT bunch of people willing to 'dig' in together to make Morris a better place. The trees are big (6'-8') so the people will get gratification from their efforts even this year.
Check out the link. Kudos to the volunteers! (and to my sister the tree lady that coordinated the whole huge project - the first of 4 phases. 200 trees next spring, we hope the volunteers will have forgotten the horrible weather by then!)
Here is a link that might be useful: Tree planting in the mud