Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tree planting at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve [Dec 10]

from the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

This Saturday, we will partner with Trees Atlanta to plant 100 trees at the Preserve. We would welcome additional volunteers. They will start with a demonstration at 9am, so ask volunteers to be there at 8:45am to sign in. See below for more details.
Please share the below info and this video, “How to Plant a Tree” (  with your group and ask them to watch it before they arrive at the project. It will help them understand the work they will be doing and prepare them to plant the trees correctly.

• We will be planting trees from 9 am to 12 pm. Please arrive at 8:45 to get signed in so that we can begin promptly at 9 am. It is important to arrive on time as we only provide one demonstration (it takes 20 minutes) and every volunteer needs to see it. We also want all volunteers to stay for the entire project, and not leave before we finish.
• All ages are welcome, but volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and all volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 who are not accompanied by a parent/guardian must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver for them (found here:…/Sign-In-and-Signature-for-Releas…).
• Please ask your volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.
• I recommend that volunteers bring drinking water in a reusable container. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
• Tree planting is hard work, so make sure to tell everyone to eat a good breakfast and come prepared to work hard. A snack might be a good thing for those who tend to lose steam.
• Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared.
• Trees Atlanta will provide all necessary tools and instruction, though volunteers may prefer to bring their own work gloves.

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
2580 Pine Bluff Drive
Decatur, GA 30033