Trees clean the air, provide shade that can lower your home’s electrical cost, and reduce runoff, which then helps with limit erosion and pollution. Because trees are so important, Denton Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is piloting a project to carefully dig up Post Oak and Blackjack Oak trees from the Eagle Creek development located southwest of Denia Park.
Many of the saplings, approximately 3 feet in height, are located in forested areas with a high concentration of rocks, making it nearly impossible to dig by hand, so PARD will target the saplings growing on the fringe of the forested areas in the pasture that do not have high rock concentrations. Depending on digging conditions and volunteer involvement, PARD hopes to harvest 40 to 60 trees. The trees collected will be potted and planted in other Denton parks in the near future.
Under the direction and supervision of Parks Maintenance staff, you can get involved and help with this project. Volunteer to lend a hand to this pilot project on select Saturdays in February and March. Visit www.bit.ly/DentonVolunteer (case-sensitive) to register.