Ravenwood Park Tree Planting

This Last Wednesday October 23rd  Trish and I went to help plant trees at Ravenwood Park.

Organized by The Cumberland River Compact in cooperation with Nashville Metro Public Works, RootNashville, the participation of Bridgestone volunteers under the supervision of Nashville Tree Foundation Green Shirt Volunteers, we added 80 trees to the 200 + previously planted on the old Ravenwood golf course in Hermitage.

Demonstrating how a tree needs to be planted.

The two most common mistakes are planting too deep and keeping the tree root bond: the roots have grown in a circle around the tree and they will not grow out unless loosen free.

Volunteers at work.

Along the path volunteers are busy. The soil is rich and soft from the rain. Planting is easy.

It is important to plant the tree straight and sturdy.

Making sure the tree is straight and sturdy.

paying attention to details and leaving the site cleaner than we found it.

Fixing mistakes if any. Leaving the park cleaner than we found it.

And last but not least, making sure all trees have been well soaked.

All the trees need water

The watering team readying for a group picture.

Hand drawing instruction on planting a tree delivered burlap.

Planting Guidelines.

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