Letter, February 14, 2014: Trees for Tomorrow

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

NOTE: The Trees For Tomorrow Tree Party scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday has been postponed and rescheduled for next Saturday and Sunday due to the fact that the Forestry Commission nursery is closed indefinitely because of Winter Storm ‘Pax’. Trees For Tomorrow will travel to the nursery as soon as they reopen – and we will proceed with the same plan as we had for this weekend – on Saturday February 22 and Sunday February 23.

Trees for Tomorrow

Trees For Tomorrow – A Lowcountry Legacy was founded to promote the planting and care of indigenous trees to counter the loss of trees each year to old age, disease or parasites and development. Last year we facilitated the planting of about 2,500 trees.

These trees can be seen growing from Georgetown to Myrtle Beach to Conway – and all points in between. They are beautifying landscapes, increasing land values, preventing soil erosion/water pollution and returning water to our shrinking water table. They have numerous other significant values as well. Please Google ‘the benefits of trees’ to learn more.

I am thankful to the volunteers, corporate sponsors, the media and all the folks who showed up at last year’s “Tree Party” to receive free trees for planting on their land. Now we get to do it all over again.

This Saturday and Sunday, at Murrells Inlet Seafood, from 10 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m, we will be giving away thousands of Eastern Red Cedar, Live Oak, Redbud, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Dogwood and Red Oak seedlings free to the public. All you have to do is show up and add your name to our growing e-mail list.

We will be offering soups and chicken bog from Drunken Jack’s, O’Keefe’s Irish Pub, SBB Original, Murrells Inlet Seafood and other area restaurants for $5 a cup. We will use this money to purchase more trees for our next giveaway.

In the coming days we will be presenting “Importance Of Trees” programs to area schools and giving children a seedling to take home and plant.

I reach out to everyone in our local communities to come take advantage of this free trees offer. If we have any left after Sunday afternoon, you can come by Murrells Inlet Seafood and pick them up.

Please tell everyone you know about this opportunity.

Thank you.

Rick Baumann, Founder

Trees For Tomorrow

Murrells Inlet

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