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Tree Planting at Long Branch Farm
Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a volunteer tree planting at Long Branch Farm on Monday, October 31. Volunteers will be needed for two shifts, one from 9am – 12pm and the other from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, to help plant 270 native trees and shrubs along Long Branch to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of our Potomac Planting Program!
Volunteer activities include tree planting, which involves scalping (removing grass with a hoe), digging holes, planting, and pounding wooden stakes. This is a family-friendly event, and volunteers of all ages are welcome! Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather, we will reschedule the day’s planting. We will provide all of the necessary tools for planting, extra water, and snacks (no lunch will be provided – please pack your own). Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots or closed-toe shoes and clothing that they’re comfortable getting dirty. Please bring bottled water, sunscreen, and bug spray if needed. Terrain is mostly flat, with a short walk to the planting site. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your shift begins, as we will be conducting a brief training and walking to the site together!
Parking Note: Please park in the main parking lot located to the right of the Long Branch Historic House. PEC and Long Branch staff will be present to direct you to the actual planting area.