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Tree Planting at the Buschow Property

April 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Join PEC for a volunteer tree planting on Tuesday, April 18 at the Buschow Property in Culpeper County. Volunteers are needed for two shifts, one from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the other from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., to help plant 300 native trees and shrubs along a tributary to the Hidens Branch-Mountain Run watershed to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of our Headwater Stream Initiative! We also need one photographer for each shift to document our success.

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094aaea62ba6fb6-tree8#/

Volunteer activities include tree planting, which involves scalping (removing grass with a hoe), digging holes, planting, and pounding wooden stakes. If you sign up for an afternoon shift, an additional activity might include quality control checks of the planted areas. This is a family-friendly event, and volunteers of all ages are welcome! Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

This year we are also looking for a few volunteers to help complete prep work such as measuring and pounding wooden stakes to mark planting locations, organizing tree-planting supplies, and scalping. This role is intended for volunteers with prior tree-planting experience and will take place on Monday, April 17. Must be 18 or older.

Our tree plantings are rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather, we will reschedule the day’s planting. We will provide all of the necessary tools for planting, extra water, and snacks (no lunch will be provided – please pack your own). Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots or closed-toe shoes and clothing that they’re comfortable getting dirty. Please bring bottled water, sunscreen, and bug spray if needed. The terrain is mostly flat, with a short walk to the planting site. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your shift begins, as we will be conducting a brief training and walking to the site together!

Location: The Buschow Property
8038 Conner Dr
Boston, VA 22713