Community Invited to Public Tree Planting Event


PEEC News:

At 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 there will be a public tree planting day on Pajarito Mountain to reforest the burned areas.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center received a grant from REI, Inc. to support the reforestation project on the burned areas of Pajarito Mountain.

Nearly 2,000 tree seedlings (Englemann spruce, Douglas fir, limber pine and corkbark fir) have been ordered, mostly through the New Mexico State Forestry Division’s conservation seedling program. 

Firefighting backpack pumps were also purchased with grant funds to water the seedlings.
Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long has set 9 a.m. to between 3 and 4 p.m. as volunteer tree planting day.
REMAX of Los Alamos is providing their moving truck to transport seedlings from the greenhouse in Santa Fe to the mountain.
Tools will be provided by the Volunteer Task Force. Members of the Youth Earth Service (YES) Corps from the Los Alamos Family YMCA will train volunteers in proper tree planting methods.
Lift service and an end of the day barbecue on the lodge deck will be provided to volunteer tree planters.
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