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Plants for Birds Oakledge Park wetland restoration. Photo: Lisa Lillibridge
Plants for Birds Oakledge Park wetland restoration. Photo: Lisa Lillibridge

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Plants for Birds: Oakledge Park Tree Planting

Thank you to over 120 volunteers who showed up to plant 1,000 Native Plants for Birds!

Thank you for a spectacular Tree Planting Day! 
Over 120 volunteers showed up to lend a hand at our Plants for Birds wetland restoration at Oakledge Park this weekend. 

A special thank-you to our partner, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront​ for your expertise, enthusiasm, and people-power. Looking forward to more Plants for Birds project together. 

Thank you to: 
Intervale Conservation Nursery​ - For growing native, locally sourced trees and shrubs for our bird-friendly Wetland Restoration planting.
City Market​ - For offering member-worker credit hours for volunteers at the Tree Planting.
King Street Center​ - For inviting families and mentors to join us.
• Champlain Elementary PTO - For helping us spread the word.
• Burlington High School National Honor Society students - For lending a hand.
• The Intervale Center for sharing our event with their members.
Burlington High School​- For offering BHS students Community Service Hour credit for volunteering
• UVM Master Gardener Program - For providing members to offer education on proper planting technique and the importance of using native plant species for birds, pollinators and other wildlife.
• Branch Out Burlington for mobilizing tree-planting expert volunteers.
• SOB Kickball - For providing people-power.

Lisa Lillibridge​ captured the beautiful, blue-sky day with these stunning photographs! Thank you so much!
http://vt.audubon.org/slideshow/plants-birds-oakledge-park-tree-planting

Ira Shadis captured video of the Tree Planting Day (coming soon).

Thank to our Special Guests for joining us to plant trees:

• Burlington City Councilor Ali Dieng
• Burlington Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Jordan Redell
• Burlington Park Commissioner Nancy Kaplan
• Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Director Cindi Wight

Native Tree Species planted:
• Serviceberry
• Black Willow
• Red Maple
• Grey Birch

Native Shrub Species planted:
• Silky Dogwood
• Red Osier Dogwood
• Shrub Willow
• Elderberry
• Winterberry
• Highbush Cranberry
• Arrowwood Viburnum

Learn more about Native Plants for Birds.
And, explore the Plants for Birds Database to figure out what's best for your spring planting. 

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