The Surrey/Langley/North Delta Chapter assisted in planting 600 trees and plants at Bothwell Park in Surrey.
A little bit of rain did not stop the 17 CPABC member and students, and their families in participating in Surrey’s Releaf Tree Planting event on Saturday, October 29.
CPABC volunteers together with other groups of volunteers planted 600 trees and plants at Bothwell Park in Surrey.
The event kicked off with a demonstration for participants on how to properly plant the trees and shrubs. The plants were placed where they will thrive, with the appropriate amount of sunlight or water depending on the plant species. A dozen different species were planted, including Elderberry, Pacific NineBark, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Bigleaf maple.
The volunteers were entertained with DJ’s music as they planted, digging to the beat of upbeat tunes. A light drizzle was barely noticed as there were smiles all around. In fact, the event wrapped up early as all the trees and shrubs were planted successfully by such enthusiastic volunteers. Surrey Parks gave out parting gifts, a beautiful Pacific rhododendron to plant at home.
The Releaf tree planting event is hosted by Surrey Parks every fall and we are looking forward to joining them again next year.
Image Credit: SLND Chapter