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Christ Church Episcopal School- FREE Seedling Sign-Up

TreesGreenville

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FREE Seedling, Eastern Red Cedar (one year old seedling packaged in a gift tube) Free  

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TreesGreenville is a membership based non profit founded in 2005.  Our mission is to plant, promote, and protect trees in Greenville County.  TreesGreenville has planted over 2200 trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods throughout the County with the help of over 5900 volunteer hours.

 

As part of TreesGreenville's Legacy Tree Project, Christ Church Episcopal School was selected to pilot a seedling giveaway program.  This year, we are offering 100 seedlings to students at CCES.  

The purpose of this seedling giveaway is to encourage families to plant a tree together and to promote tree planting.  


The Legacy Tree seedlings available to the first 100 families who register are Eastern Red Cedars (Juniperus virginiana).  The seedlings will be packaged in plastic gift tubes so they can be safely transported home (i.e., in your students backpack).  The plastic gift tube is approximately 14 inches x 1 3/4 inches.


About the tree:

An Eastern Red Cedar will live over 100 years and be around for generations yet to come.  It is an urban hardy and native large evergreen tree.  It will reach 30-50 feet in height, and 8-20 feet in width.  In can be planted in sun or part shade, although it does better in full sun. It prefers well drained soil. (For the avid gardner, it prefers limed soil). It has high drought tolerance, however it still needs to be watered while it establishes itself.  This tree grows well everywhere.


Seedling Planting Instructions *

Select a sunny or mostly sunny location as indicated on the label. Remove all weeds, grass, and leaf debris from a 3’ circle around the site. Dig a saucer-shaped hole 10” across, to allow the roots to spread as the tree grows. Turn the soil and break up any large clods. Remove the tree from the tube and the plastic bag from around the root plug. Place the plug just below the surface of the soil, completely covering the roots. Do not plant the tree too deep; an inch of soil on top of the root plug is plenty. Water the tree and cover the planting circle with 2-3 inches of mulch such as aged wood chips, pine needles, or tree bark. Do not let the mulch touch the tree. Water when dry every week or two during the first year.


Storing Your Tree *

If you are unable to plant your tree outdoors right away, store it for a moderate amount of time in your refrigerator (the crisper bin works well). Check periodically that the root plug is moist. If dry, remove the tree from the tube, lightly water the tree in the plastic bag (do not saturate), use a twist tie to re-close the bag, and return the tree to the tube.


Temporary Growing Indoors in the Tube *

If you intend to grow your tree on a desk or table indoors, open the top of the plastic bag periodically and give the tree a small amount of water to keep the soil moist, but not saturated. Reseal the top of the plastic bag. Plant outdoors as soon as conditions permit.


Reuse your Gift Tree Tube- Make it into a birdfeeder *

Tools needed:

  • Hole punch
  • Dowel or stick about 6" long
  • Twine or shoe lace about 20" long

Punch 2 holes across from each other at one end of the tube. Slide the dowel in (affix with tape or glue if necessary) so that it extends equally on both sides of the tube. Place the solid black cap at this end.  Slightly above these 2 holes, punch another 2 holes; overlap a few punches so that these holes are slightly bigger. These will be for the release of the birdseed.Punch 2 holes at the opposite end of the tube. Insert the twine and tie securely. After filling your birdfeeder with seed, affix the punched black cap.  Hang your new birdfeeder outside a favorite window, and enjoy!


* Instructions provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Have questions about Christ Church Episcopal School- FREE Seedling Sign-Up? Contact TreesGreenville

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Robert M. Rogers, MD, PA,

Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery


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