A big thanks goes out to the girls and parents of Glen Ridge Brownie Troop #20361 who worked with Conservancy volunteers in Brookdale Park on Friday, April 24 in celebration of Arbor Day 2015. It was a fun and educational activity for the girls that benefited the park through the planting of eight young White Pine trees.
The trees were part of a lot of 100 that were planted back on Arbor Day 2012 by Conservancy volunteers in a temporary raised bed - affectionately called the "tree nursery." Originally purchased as seedlings (approximately an inch in height) from The Arbor Day Foundation, they are now saplings (18-24" tall) considered mature enough for transplanting into the park's natural landscape.
Rest assured that a fresh batch of pine seedlings have been planted in the nursery to keep the cycle of life going. In addition to the Brownies and volunteers, our gratitude goes out to all of those that made this event possible...
- Essex County and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for their ongoing support and for providing mulch and compost.
- Deb Ellis and the Montclair Environmental Commission for replenishing our baby tree stock by providing the Conservancy with new tree seedlings this year.
- Conservancy supporters (you or people like you) that help make our volunteer programming possible. Supporter donations go towards landscape tools, supplies and refreshments for all of our hardworking volunteers.