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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Volunteers Needed to Train for Tree Care of Adolescent Trees

MTK

January 3, 2022

CONTACT: Holly Walquist – 770.424.4664

What:              Marietta Tree Keepers Workshop for Volunteers over 18

When:            Saturday, January 8, 2022  - Updated date due to weather

                        9:30am Sign-in and refreshments

                        10:00am-12pm Workshop to Train Future Group Leaders

Where:           Elizabeth Porter Park

370 Montgomery St. Marietta, 30060 

For Whom:    Open Volunteers over 18

Cost:               Free

 Briefly: “Tree Care for Adolescent Trees” on January 8, 2022 at Elizabeth Porter Park. RAINDATE: January 15, 2022. This will be an instructional training event for volunteers over 18 with a limited number of volunteers accepted. The volunteers will be trained on doing root collar excavation (by hand), mulching and structural pruning. This limited group of volunteers will then be named Marietta Tree Keeper VIP’s. This group will then lead future volunteers in caring for adolescent Trees. Start time is 9:30am.  Please call 770-424-4664 to pre-register as space is limited: please leave your name, phone number and age please. Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather.                     

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Please join us as we do an instructional training for volunteers.  Adults over 18 must call to pre-register with name, phone number and age. Register is limited.   Dress for the weather.  Tools and gloves included. Donuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee provided.  In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rescheduled date.  

Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002.  MTK has over 100 members and has planted over 5,500 trees around the city.  The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways, parks and schools. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  For more information, please call 770.424.4664



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