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Stewardship Workday at Redbud Nature Area
October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Register at tinyurl.com/Redbud101522.
There is something magical about Redbud Nature Area – maybe because it’s the last undeveloped area along Malletts Creek, maybe it’s the giant skunk cabbages that decorate the mucky soil, or maybe it’s the presence of the largest group of redbud trees of any Ann Arbor park. Redbud trees are best known for their spring beauty, but did you know the bark and roots of this tree were traditionally used to treat cold and flu symptoms? The redbud tree is the perfect symbol for this small but mighty park – branches tender enough for deer to eat but with a large taproot that protects it from wind, storms, and ice. Join other volunteers in cutting and removing invasive shrubs here. Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and Jeanne Street (map: tinyurl.com/RedbudParkwood).
Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Redbud101522.
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