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Tree Planting Days This Week

10,000+ conifer seedling donated by Valor Family Farm

Valor Family Farm and Cascade Relief Team are hosting a tree planting event this weekend, June 4 to June 6. Valor Family Farm owners Wes Ross and Jenny Stewart have over 10,000 conifer seedlings (and possibly several thousand more) that need to be planted immediately to survive.

The seedlings were overstock from a nursery in Jefferson and were headed for landfill disposal until Ross decided to plant and hold them over on his farm. The seedlings will be later given to Wildfire Survivors. Ross and Stewart have graciously given hundreds of trees to folks in the wildfire areas thus far and now need help of their own to get these seedlings in the ground.

The tree planting event will start this Friday, June 4, at 9 a.m. and wrap up Sunday, June 6, at 6 p.m. The call is out to anyone and everyone to come to Valor Family Farm, 38401 Kickbush Lane, located off the east end of Camp Creek Road.

Some planting tools will be provided but those folks who can bring their own shovel or hoedad are urged to do so. Special thanks go out to McKenzie River Ranger District, including Autumn Metz and Shadie Nimer, who made the Tree Cooler at the District available to store trees (and dispense them to the public) until planting.

Consider making this weekend a great family outing, helping meet an urgent need, and help a great neighbor in Valor Family Farm by planting trees that will green up the Wildfire areas. The event is free and lunch and water will be provided. Please join us.


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