In an effort to revitalize the woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is continuing the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program efforts on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 as a community work day and tree planting celebration.
Helping us facilitate the program is ReLeaf Michigan, a statewide volunteer non-profit tree planting organization whose mission is to educate the public on the value of trees and how to properly select, plant and maintain them. We will also be joined by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the City of Rochester Hills.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Sign-up as a “work” volunteer
- Donate funds to purchase trees for planting; ReLeaf Michigan will match up to $1,000 to buy trees
- Bring your own tools or donate funds to purchase tools such as loppers, pruners, shovels and rakes
- Bring beverages/snacks for volunteers
Following a short orientation, all volunteers will be divided into work groups to:
- remove invasive plant species (dig out or cut to ground)
- haul fallen branches
- spread wood chips on the footpaths and planting area
- plant trees
Following the work session, volunteers will gather on the Loggia Terrace for an Arbor Day celebration and ceremonial tree planting with the City of Rochester Hills.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018, 1 – 4 PM
- 1 pm – Garden Tent – Volunteer check-in and brief orientation by ReLeaf Michigan
- 1:30 – 3 pm – Woodlands clean-up and planting
- 3:30 pm – Arbor Day celebration with Mayor Barnett/City of Rochester Hills, official tree planting ceremony