Buffalo trees continue to take a beating, there is no doubt. Thanks to a couple of blockbuster storms this winter, the city has experienced its share of tree loss and damage. Compound that with trees that have been subjected to the invasive emerald ash borer beetle, and empty tree plots that were simply never planted over the years, and we’re looking at a challenging scenario that calls for all hands on deck.
In reality, when I say “all hands on deck,” it usually means the handful of volunteers that care enough to attend tree planting workshops, as well as volunteer tree planting efforts. We are so lucky to have these caring people take care of our trees! But they could always use a hand, so why not consider lending a hand?
In April, the Buffalo Green Fund, Re-Tree, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County are hosting a course titled Planting Trees – a How-To Workshop. A volunteer tree planting event is also scheduled. All of the information can be found below.
Attendees will learn how trees promote better air quality and quality of life, how to select the right tree for the right location, proper planting techniques, and more. The morning will end with a tree planting on the grounds of the Buffalo Museum of Science at approximately 11:30 AM.
The course is free of charge and open to the public. Those who wish to attend are asked to visit www.BuffaloGreenFund.org/volunteer. In the message field, indicate that you would like to attend the April 15, 2023 tree planting workshop at the Buffalo Museum of Science and note how many will attend.
Tree Planting Workshop
April 15, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Volunteer Tree Planting*
April 22, 2023
Locations: Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
*Volunteer tree planting – various locations in the City of Buffalo
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