Planting Oak Trees at Templeton High School

April 15, 2024

ALPS partnered with the Central Coast Heritage Tree Foundation (CCHTF) to plant three Valley oaks trees at  Templeton High School..  ALPS used the grant funds to purchase the trees and all the associated materials needed to plant the trees.

Nine volunteers from the Templeton High School Environmental Club were on hand to help plant the trees along with their teacher.  Kelly Reed Daulton from the CCHTF orchistrated the event with help from ALPS Native Tree Committee members Cory Meyer and Mike Orvis.

The volunteers dug the holes, installed the tree inside a gopher basket, refilled and packed the soil, built a watering basin, installed stakes to support the tree, installed the browse protection wire fencing around the outside, and then finished up by putting plenty of water on the tree.  It was a beautiful fun day!.

Atascadero Land Preservation Society (ALPS) received a Growing Green Communities Grant sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric.  This grant is awarded to community-based organizations by California ReLeaf, a network of nonprofits working to green cities across California.

The grant program is designed to fund urban forest projects and encourages community-based organizations to plant trees bringing many benefits, including cleaner air, cooler temperatures, and stronger social bonding.

Cory Meyer providing planting instruction the Environmental Club volunteers.

Making the gopher baskets for each tree.

Moving the tree and materials to the 3rd tree site by the football field.

Almost done planting the 1st tree.

Is it deep enough?

All done planting the 2nd tree!

The 3rd tree is planted . . . time for a group photo!



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