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Join Us for Arbor Day 2021!

The BHNA will be celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, January 30 from 9am – 11am at McCord Park.  Park in the Armistead Road parking area and look for the information table.  We will meet no matter how cold but will cancel if raining.

We have a lot to do in two hours so please join us and bring your friends!

Due to the pandemic, we will not be serving our usual hot coffee, hot chocolate, and other refreshments.  Bring coffee to drink if you want as we gather.  Please wear a mask.

We will be planting 3 native trees in the Trescott woodland – a Florida sugar maple which has outstanding fall color, a crabapple which has lovely spring blossoms and an arrowwood viburnum.  The viburnum is a large shrub or small tree that has it all – spring flowers, summer fruit for birds, and colorful autumn foliage.

Bluebird nest boxes and wood duck box will be cleaned out in preparation of the upcoming nesting season.  We will also spread pine straw mulch around previously planted trees.  One couple usually brings their canoe for pond litter cleanup.

As we do every year, we will continue to remove invasive plants such as coral ardisia, privet and tree Ligustrum from the park.  If we have enough volunteers, we will be able to work in several areas.  There is a lot to do here so we hope you will join the effort!

It will be a fun and rewarding morning.  Bring garden gloves and your tools, such as shovel, mattock, pruners, or loppers. We will have some extra tools if you do not have your own.

There are chores for all ages and strengths. Children welcome, teenagers encouraged!