The fourth annual tree planting event is coming up on November 16th, in partnership with Sleeve-a-Message and Bon Appetit. Join us at 1:30pm by the main entrance of the Graham Chapel, to meet with Kent Theiling, WashU’s Grounds and Landscape Design Manager. Kent will be leading the event, sharing his arborist expertise and teaching us how to plant trees before winter.
What you should expect:
1) Learn about tree planting techniques, as well as the WashU’s Arboriculture Framework Plan and Campus Tree Planting Plan from Kent Theiling.
2) Plant, water and mulch! Prior to the event, the grounds landscape contractor will take care of digging the planting holes and placing the trees in the right spot, saving only the fun and rewarding work for the planting volunteers!
3) Achieve a meaningful project: The tree planting event will result in the completion of the Phase I of the Campus Tree Planting Plan, which aims to increase the tree canopy on campus from the current 16% to 30% by 2030.
4) Celebrate by enjoying hot chocolate, brownies and pumpkin bars provided by Bon Appetit on your beautiful fall campus!
Comfortable shoes and clothes are suggested; tools and gloves will be provided.