Springtime is just around the corner

The following tree-related springtime events are coordinated by the Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission.  Residents, scouts, students, friends of the borough, and any interested party are welcomed to participate in any activity.  Please bring along a set of work gloves if participating and wear appropriate shoes.  Individuals who volunteer may stay for however long they choose; everyone’s efforts will be sincerely appreciated. 

March 23 – Stan Clay Park Spring Clean-Up – work starts at 9 a.m. and includes light tree pruning, tree mulching, leaf raking, and general park clean-up. For those who may be new, a training session on light tree pruning and tree mulching will be offered at 9 a.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. 

April 6 – Tree Planting at Umbenhauer Park – we will plant about 90 trees/shrubs of all sizes on April 6th at Umbenhauer Park (at least get the replanting effort started); the work will begin at 9 a.m.  This will focus on digging holes and mulching trees that we plant.  Some trees likely can be planted in 10 minutes, but others of a larger scale may take a bit of an effort.  Thus, this activity involves a bit more physical effort, so for those of you seeking a challenge of a physical nature, please consider joining us.  Please bring a shovel (or two) if you have it.  

May 4 – Arbor Day at Umbenhauer Park.  This day recognizes the importance of trees in our community and the environment.  Our normal Arbor Day routine starts at 9 a.m. and we work for two hours (rake leaves, mulch trees, pick up small branches, clean picnic tables, light tree pruning, general park clean-up, etc.).  After the work session, a formal Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m.   

All volunteers are welcomed to participate in any of these events and the borough thanks you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact borough hall.   

Thank You – Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission