Anaconda gets hands dirty in local beautification project
May 9th, 2012
Anaconda, MT–Anaconda JCCCC student volunteers got a lesson this week in proper tree planting and upkeep when they assisted local forester during Anaconda’s 2012 Street Tree Project.
Pictured above (L to R) students meet forester at nursery to pick up and hear the day’s plan for the trees: Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) scholars, Daniel Bowden and James Dickinson; YASC volunteer recruit, Chris Black; Green Committee member, Kerwin Chee; Student Government Association (SGA) president and YASC volunteer recruit, Andrew Edersheim; Green Committee members, Justin Green and Scott Hankins; and Forester, Bob Andreozzi
Students mix compost with soil to maximize nutrients for new root system.
Forester cuts root coil to let them ‘breathe’ and access nutrients more readily.
Planters position leaning trees into the direction of prevailing winds.
Support stakes and ties added for strength during first year in the ground.
New tree in front of Hearst Free Library
New tree aside Anaconda Local Development Corp. (ALDC) building
New tree to beautify Anaconda-Deer Lodge County’s Senior Citizens’ Metcalf Center
Students gently tap fertilizer stakes in four corners of Street Trees for upkeeping those planted in previous years.