Each year, Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project hosts a Tree Toga tree planting event in the Spa City. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the 9th Annual Tree Toga will kick off in High Rock Park, and 30 trees will be planted in various nearby locations.
Help Make Saratoga a Sustainable Community
Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project invites the public to sign up to help plant one of the 30 new trees in Saratoga. This is a fun family event where everyone can get involved and give back to the local community.
In a press release, Wendy Mahaney, Manager of Sustainable Saratoga, said, “Tree Toga events have become a Saratoga tradition, with many people volunteering year after year.”
This year’s event will start in High Rock Park at 9:30am on Saturday and include registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie. Volunteers will disperse to their planting sites around 10:00am.
Many of the trees planted during Tree Toga are street trees in the city’s right-of-way, and trees in front of private homes and institutional properties. City homeowners can be tree hosts and agree to water and nurture them for the first two years, and other volunteers can be a tree waterer throughout the summer months.
After the planting is complete, volunteers will meet for lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant in downtown Saratoga. A portion of restaurant proceeds from 12:00pm-2:00pm will benefit Sustainable Saratoga and their mission.
If you’d like to help out, then you can learn more or sign up at http://www.sustainablesaratoga.org/treetoga9/. Or, email “firstname.lastname@example.org” with any questions.