Phoenix Hill Tree Planting
Please join us for our 11th Neighborhood Planting Event as we plant 150 trees in Louisville’s Phoenix Hill Neighborhood! We are in need of 200 volunteers – come out for a day of great community building and tree beautification!
In case you missed our Schnitzelburg tree planting, or loved helping Louisville’s Tree Canopy so much that you want to do it again, come join us at Phoenix Hill!
Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. to allow time for registration. (Citizen Foresters arrive an hour earlier)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration
Volunteers arrive for check-in. Enjoy Heine Brothers Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Orientation
Following a brief orientation we’ll split volunteers into ‘zones.’ Each zone is led by two trained Citizen Foresters who will provide directions to the first address in your zone where you will plant a tree.
9:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Planting Trees
The Citizen Foresters will lead a planting demonstration and then assist volunteers with planting trees in their zone until all trees are planted.
Noon – Lunch and Check-in
Lunch is provided at the staging site. We plan on maintaining our tradition of soup, fruit, and bread. Meet new people and share about your experience!
1:00-2:00 Wrap Up and Help Out
After eating, volunteers return to their zone or another zone to assist with tree planting (if needed).
We recommend that you dress in layers. Waterproof outerwear is ideal. Of course, you’ll be digging in dirt and handling mulch, so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We’ll provide adult-sized gloves, and we recommend wearing sturdy shoes. Also, bring a water bottle.
All our volunteers can expect certain things from their experience with Louisville Grows (LG).