Monday, March 3, 2008

Think trees and think spring!

Mar. 1, 2008

Thank you again for your interest in the Million Tree Project. As of the end of February we have placed our order for 10,000 trees to be planted this spring in a demonstration project. The trees include Chokecherry, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Basswood, Maple, and Oak. We are leaning toward the third weekend in April 19-20 as a planting date. More information on that will follow as the weather settles. We remind you to be rounding up spades and plastic milk jugs for water prior to the planting date. We are still in negotiations with MnDOT for the planting sites and when they are confirmed, maps and locations will be forwarded to you.

If you know of anyone who would appreciate being sent our updates and who is not currently receiving them, please notify us at this e-mail address. If you and your planting team need an alternate planting date other than a weekend, please reply to this e-mail with numbers of planters and what times work best for you in the week before April 19.

It appears that we have just enough pledges and contributions to cover the expenses for our planting this spring. Any funds you or your friends can raise will still be greatly appreciated and will be applied to next year’s planting as the Million Tree Project will not stop until a million trees have been planted! Send all tax-deductible contributions to: Million Tree Project, 501 S. Second St., Mankato, MN 56001. — Tom Hagen

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