We are happy that the new year has blessed us with lots of rain and a full pond. The swans and frogs are happy too! The hills are turning a brilliant green and the surrounding wildlife is thriving.
Sadly we lost 60 trees to gophers last year, a hard reality to swallow, but undeterred we keep planting on. We have several tree plantings scheduled for the spring season. This time we will be using more preventive measures to protect the trees from the gophers by using gopher baskets. Gopher baskets are large mesh wire baskets that are put in the hole before the new tree is planted. Gophers can’t get through the wire mesh and so the juicy young tree roots are protected until they are large enough that the gophers cant chew them and kill the new tree.
Preparations are under way for the big tree planting at the end of the month where we will be joining forces with Common Vision and several groups of youth. We are currently digging lots of holes and preparing the new trees a permanent home. We want to send a special thank you to our Saturday volunteer crew who have been tirelessly shoveling dirt, and to those who have been helping us make our tree planting event possible.
Come join us in the lush green hills to dig a hole and plant a tree!