In an effort to revitalize the woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, 2017 as a community work day and tree planting celebration.
Helping us facilitate the program is ReLeaf Michigan, a statewide volunteer non-profit tree planting organization whose mission is to educate the public on the value of trees and how to properly select, plant and maintain them.
Even if you can't come plant trees on April 28, you can still have a positive impact. ReLeaf will match your donation dollar for dollar towards this project.
Help Meadow Brook Hall purchase trees to plant for their Arbor Day celebration. Plus, double your impact -- ReLeaf Michigan will match donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000!
Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage. They represent a physical record of the history of a property and reflect a personal account of design trends and styles, social history, and the life styles of the owners. Meadow Brook Hall’s Woodland Entrance is an important component of our historic landscape, it also serves as a natural habitat for wildlife and as a recreational attraction for visitors to enjoy.
The woodlands have slowly declined over the years and have become unsightly due to disease and insect infestations. As the trees die off, they leave open spaces which allow invasive species to take hold, smothering out desirable species. Establishing a manageable maintenance program will create a more balanced ecosystem, one that will regenerate itself naturally.
Your donation will allow us to purchase healthy native trees to plant on Arbor Day.
Following the work session, volunteers will gather along the driveway for the ceremonial tree planting and photo opportunity hosted by the City of Rochester Hills, an Arbor Day Foundation - Tree City USA Community. Mayor Bryan Barnett will offer remarks and pass along the shovel to Boy Scout volunteers to plant a tree.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017, 1pm -4pm
1pm - Garden Tent - Volunteer check-in and brief orientation by ReLeaf Michigan
1:30 - 3:30pm – Woodlands clean-up and planting
4pm - Arbor Day celebration with Mayor Barnett/City of Rochester Hills, official tree planting ceremony
Contact: Nikki Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-364-6209 to volunteer or for more information.