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CREATION CARE IN ACTION (GREEN TIPS) April 2019

 

Flowering Dogwoods Soon Available

April 22nd marks the 48th Earth Day, an event celebrated around the world.  Planting a tree is an excellent way to care for God’s creation – trees give off oxygen, reduce storm water runoff, provide wildlife habitat, while adding beauty to our homes.

This spring a PUCC member has anonymously donated 40 Flowering Dogwood seedlings to be given away on a first come/first serve basis to those members interested.  Flowering Dogwoods, our Missouri State tree, grow best in a shady location and require supplemental water during summer and fall, especially during hot, dry spells.  Regular watering once a week to a depth of 6 inches should suffice and adding a generous layer of mulch will help retain moisture, minimizing watering chores.

Here is a link for further care tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/caring-dogwood-trees.htm

The Arbor Day Society will deliver the plants sometime between April 1 and May 4th.  There is a poster sign-up in the Gathering Space.  You are not obligated, but we need to know that these trees receive a caring home.  Please sign up if you’re interested and call Polly Rutherford if you have any questions.

If you missed the last Electronic recycling/paper shredding opportunity, the next date is April 13th – 9:00-11:00 at 111 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield, 63005.  The sponsor is Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Chesterfield West.

Chesterfield Earth Day will be held May 4th at Chesterfield Mall – In addition to recycling, there will be crafts, booths and entertainment. Stay tuned for more information.

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Post Date: April 5, 2019

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