21st Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Carbon Planting

21st Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Carbon Planting

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time: Join Dunbar/Spring neighbors Brad Lancaster, Omar Ore-Giron, Ezra Roati, Rocky Yosek  and others at 7:30 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. The demonstration will show you how to plant the rain to maximize its potential, how to plant food-bearing native trees by seed and/or with nursery stock to maximize passive summer shading/cooling, and how to recycle/plant prunings and leaves as fertility-building/carbon-sequestering/pollutant-filtering/water-harvesting mulch. Check the blackboard on the porch at the meeting spot if you want to join in on the planting later in the morning—we’ll leave a note with an idea of the morning’s planting route. End time of noon is approximate.

Meeting spot:
 813 N 9th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705

Come join us in planting native shade trees within water-harvesting earthworks in the public rights-of-way. The idea is to plant native food-producing, flood-controlling, wildlife-habitat-producing, beautiful, air- and water-filtering, living air conditioners. Street trees that shade up to 75% of the street’s surface can also cool summer neighborhood temperatures by up to 20ºF. This enhances the walkability and bikeability of our neighborhoods, which improves health and drops crime. When we harvest street runoff to irrigate the street trees, we also reduce water consumption as we reduce downstream flooding. Thus far this annual event has resulted in over 1,400 trees being planted in our neighborhood—let’s keep going!

To RSVP to help plant trees at the Oct. 29 tree-planting: Send an email to admin@DesertHarvesters.org with your name, cell number, and number of people joining you.

What to bring: Work clothes, sun hat, gloves, and water as we’ll be working outdoors. A pointed shovel and/or hard rake.

For more information on tree orders: Contact Brad Lancaster at brad@harvestingrainwater.com or Rocky Yosek at rocky@treesfortucson.org or (520) 250-8220 

NEW THIS YEAR:
To sign up for a water-harvesting basin digging service
 contact Omar Ore-Giron 520-425-9795. Omar will use his CanDig machine to create water-harvesting tree basins deep enough to harvest street runoff. Cost is only $30 per basin. This is an amazing deal, which will result in much healthier trees, more rapid growth rates, and huge water savings.

ALL TREE ORDERS AND BASIN ORDERS, INCLUDING PAYMENT MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 14, 2016, SUNDAY OCTOBER 16TH, 2016 (EXTENDED TO ACCOMMODATE TOUR ATTENDEES.
so we can get all the permitting done in time for the tree planting.


For tree order forms:
 Click here (http://www.desertharvesters.org/native-tree-information/native-tree-orde...)
The prices of these trees have been reduced/subsidized thanks to Trees for Tucson.

http://www.desertharvesters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Native-Commun... along with http://www.desertharvesters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Community-Tre...

Both of the above forms are needed to plant within the Public ROW.

NOTE: If you would like trees for planting on private property contact www.TucsonCleanAndBeautiful.org or 791-3109. Native and fruit trees are available (ideally you set up a greywater-harvesting system for these fruit trees first as they will require more water than native trees and regular watering in the hot and dry seasons). 

See you at the planting!