Another Chance to Participate in Project Tree

Another Chance to Participate in Project Tree


Project Tree’s first Tree Care Workshop on Jan. 26 was quite the success. The Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) reported 32 attendees received 28 coupons to purchase trees at local nurseries (one to a household). The coupons were underwritten by a donation from the Alameda Sun.

ABG volunteers helped guide gardeners with a wide range of gardening know-how, from beginners to seasoned professionals. The group hosted a lively discussion on the variety of factors that come into play when trying to choose and plant the right tree in the right spot in one’s yard.

Based on the success of that workshop and the fact that ABG still has 22 coupons on hand, a second Project Tree Phase 2 Tree Care workshop has been planned at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., for Sunday, March 3, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The coupons are good for $25 off any tree at either Encinal Nursery, 2057 Encinal Ave., or Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. The coupon offers don’t expire until Sunday, June 30. This gives coupon holders plenty of time to plan for, select and plant a tree.

“Come get a tree on us,” said Sun Publisher Eric J. Kos. “We are proud of the work ABG has done to enrich the Island City’s urban forest and encourage local landowners to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”