Plenty of things going on at the Project getting ready for this falls plant date. Mark down Nov 17th on your calendars and stay tuned. A busy weekend is in the works.
All homeowners will be contacted by mid October to make sure everyone will have their underground locates done before the 1st of November. This is necessary for insurance purposes and we are sorry but can make NO exceptions, even if you just know there is nothing in the backyard. We still need the paper work and it’s just a few simple phone calls really.
During the phone call a volunteer will discuss tree species available to better help you choose. One of the things that it’s imperative we shoot for is species diversity. Everyone knows the pitfalls that are found if you plant too many of the same type. Thinking here is Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease. In the same breathe. We are seeking sources for Elm trees to better help the diversity. I am no rocket scientist (read tree specialist) but understand that the people that are have come up with a species of Elm that is resistant.
So, the weekend of Nov 16 through 18 is going to be a busy one. We have a group of tree planting/cyclists that will be joining us for this plant and also helping the good folks out at Benmiller. Retreet America can be googled. In a nutshell, this group comes to natural disaster effected areas and gives a hand. We will be hosting an evening potluck on the Friday night to welcome them to Goderich and hope to have as many of the GTP volunteers in attendance as possible. Lots of good food would be nice too and maybe a little live entertainment. We also hope to do a video presentation to show our out of town guests just how bloody far we’ve come. There is something incredibly healing in sharing and we look forward to the fellowship.
Saturday and Sunday will be the plant days. Goderich Saturday and Benmiller Sunday.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org