Tree-Plenish Sapling Event 04/20/2024

Tree-Plenish Sapling Event 04/20/2024

Residents may choose to have volunteers deliver and plant saplings in their yards, or they can pick them up at Bacon Academy. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 20th. Sapling sales will be available online only, from now to March 20th. Saplings are $5 each. The link to this year’s event is: https://tpevents.org/school/4019. Information regarding how to purchase saplings, volunteer, or sponsor this event can be found at the website. 


We have created a goal of 402 saplings to be planted locally. This will offset 482 tons of carbon emissions created by the school building. 


Native trees are important to the environment. They sequester carbon, provide shade, shelter, and food sources for native organisms that non-native species do not provide.


There are 3 tree species to choose from; American Sycamore, Red maple, and Eastern Redbud. Sycamores prefer loamy soil that has a good supply of groundwater. Eastern redbuds are flowering trees that grow more compactly and provide spring flowers. Red maples support many species of birds and butterflies as well as being tapped for maple syrup. All saplings are bare root (not potted) and will range in size based on the species ordered.