October 24, 2020
A beautiful fall morning at Fisher Farm greeted 50 enthusiastic volunteers eager to plant 45 trees at the conserved Park. TreesDavidson, a program of Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC), co-hosted this community tree planting event with the Town of Davidson. The event was sponsored generously and solely by the Davidson Garden Club. This is the first TreesDavidson event of the 2020/21 planting season.
Volunteers were from various groups including the Davidson Garden Club, Christ the King Catholic High, Cannon school, Davidson Rotary Club, and Scout Troop 58, among others. Each volunteer was oriented to proper tree planting and the importance of trees.
Participants planted 15 and 25 gallon containerized trees, some as tall as 12 feet, surrounding the parking lot and down the primary path into Fisher Farm. Tree species include white oak, serviceberry, buckeye, redbud, American beech, tulip poplar, and black gum. TreesDavidson focuses on expanding the canopy and also diversifying our forests for resiliency. The event lasts about 2 hours.
Brent Evans, dedicated volunteer event coordinator, commented “these trees not only immediately add beauty to the landscape, but also support wildlife habitat, cleaner air, and reduced run-off. Our volunteers did a great job and had loads of fun. And, we are grateful for the Garden Club’s support which made the event possible”.
TreesDavidson is part of DLC’s urban forestry conservation programs. Other programs of the Conservancy include land conservation and stewardship, greenways and trails, and wildlife corridors.