Saturday, October 22nd, a number of families from Wyoming’s Junior Women’s Club got up early to plant trees in the City’s Hilltop Park and Foster Memorial Park. They were taking part in Greater Cincinnati’s Make-a-Difference Day area-wide activity, sponsored by Taking Root, to replenish the tree canopy throughout the tri-state.
All hands participated in the tree planting, and the children and adults learned the best techniques for planting and caring for them including aspects such as root pruning, soil preparation, importance of planting height and mulch best-practices.
The kids enjoyed giving names to each of their adopted trees. At Hilltop park just north of the reservoir say hi to: “Braxton” Buckeye, “Woody” White Oak and “Berney” Bur Oak.
At Foster Park come by the playground to see: “Susie” Sugar Maple, “Brutus” Bur Oak and “Kathy” Coffeetree!
The event concluded at the Foster Park shelter with refreshments and with Brian Kwiatkowski , chairman of Wyoming’s Environmental Stewardship Commission, talking about the Mill Creek riparian efforts and honeysuckle removal projects taking place within the City.
To learn more about Taking Root, see: http://www.takingroot.info/