Oak Planting & Invasive Species Events
Oak Tree Planting! Saturday April 17th
We have some varieties of Oak tree saplings coming from Living Lands and Waters' Million Trees Project. They are free and we'll be picking them up on Friday, April 16th in the afternoon. They are bare root and will need to be planted soon after arrival. We ordered some for our members and also some for us to help plant at Dundee Township's Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
If you would like a free baby Oak, please call or email us and make arrangements to pick up at the Pflederer home, 7N153 Barb Hill Dr., St. Charles, IL
If you are able to help plant at Jelke Creek, please call (630-377-8418) or email us so we can save your tree to be picked up at Jelke Creek. Tree planters may get a bonus, depending on how many trees LLW actually sent. Park in the lot on the north side Boncosky Road, one mile west of Rt. 31 between Dundee and Elgin. Bring gloves, hand spades and a kneeling pad. The township has plenty of shovels.
If you would like to help with tree planting but cannot on April 17th, there are a couple of other options. On April 24th the Kane County Forest Preserve will be planting at the Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve. Check their website, www.kaneforest.com for more information. On May 1st, from 9 a.m. to noon Hawthorne Hill in Elgin will be planting trees.
Thursday April 22 Meeting - Invasive Plants
For Earth Day get up close and personal with Mother Earth as we work to pull Garlic Mustard that has invaded Hawthorne Hill. Well order some pizza (dutch treat) for supper. At 7:00 pm we will begin a round table discussion about invasive plants.
Dress for working outdoors, with long pants, long-sleeve shirts and old shoes. Bring a change of shoes. Disposable gloves will be provided. There is Poison Ivy there, so if you are very sensitive, perhaps you should decide to not work pulling. Even if you cant help with pulling, be sure to join us at Hawthorne for the program.
Driving instructions to Hawthorne Hill Nature Center from Randall Road in Elgin: Turn east onto Foothill Dr. , the frontage road located north of Rt. 20. There is a stop light at the intersection. Follow around the curve and turn north (left) at the first street (Brookside Dr.). Immediately turn left into the Hawthorne Hill parking lot.
Watch for Hawthorne Hills Garlic Mustard Festival this Saturday, April 17th and 5 Year Anniversary on June 19th.
Coordinator is Alison Richards,
Spring is certainly springing. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Thursday April 22nd, 2010
5:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
28 Brookside Drive
Elgin, IL 60123