CARBON SEQUESTRATION CELEBRATION
LOCAL CALL TO ACTION
-- 3,500 Trees Planted By June --
TREE PLANTING - CARBON SEQUESTRATION
We have long had a dream of turning our historical farm into a sustainable education and community center for soil regeneration, water retention and organic gardens. We are now moving towards that goal, but we need to put some infrastructure in place.
The master plan is to install a 6,000 tree windbreak and soundbreak along Hwy 36 and Lake of the Pines border to combat soil erosion from those 130 mph winds that sweep our plains. This protection will also offer pasturing animals another source of shade and forage material.
The windbreak consists of a front row of Blue Spruce or Douglas Fir, with a second colorful row of Black Locust, Sugar Maple and Autumn Blaze Maple, followed by a third row of nitrogen fixing thorny and flowering shrubs to protect our Silvopasture and discourage the deer and elk.
TREE PLANTING - COSTS & CONTRIBUTIONS
You are welcome to come plant a tree at absolutely no cost!
But if you're curious, each tree costs $50 to plant, all-in (Silvopasture and holes trenched, compost and mulch laid, machinery rentals, tree and shrub purchases, electric fencing, irrigation, etc). Your contribution will help us off-set the cost of purchasing over 3,500 trees and all associated costs. If you feel so inclined to help contribute to our Adopt-A-Tree program, please visit the link below.
If you would like to dedicate your tree to someone, please put their name in the comments and come join us on our planting days to plant your dedicated tree.
**All contributing attendees will receive a special little gift to take home with them!**