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It’s Tree Planting Time in the Olmsted Parks

Filed under: Activism

Volunteers are needed to plant 600 trees this spring throughout Buffalo’s historic Olmsted Park System. As part of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s master plan, The Plan for the 21st Century, the Conservancy and volunteers will plant understory, flowering and canopy trees in April and May. Over the next decade, 10,000 new trees will be planted in Olmsted green spaces.

Tree-Care Training Workshop – free, open to all. Learn “who, what, where, when, how & why” to tree planting
Saturday, April 17th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Parkside Lodge (84 Parkside Ave.,) in Delaware Park
Call 838-1249 ext. 15

Olmsted Community Volunteer Tree Plantings
Saturday, April 24th
9:00 a.m. – noon
Delaware Park, Riverside Park and Front Park
Call 838-1249 ext. 33 to register

Olmsted Community Volunteer Tree Plantings
Saturday, May 1st
9:00 a.m. – noon
Cazenovia Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Call 838-1249 ext. 33 to register

** Volunteers will be managed and supervised by Olmsted staff. Volunteers should come dressed for the weather (work boots & gloves). Volunteers should be in good physical condition. Volunteers will not use any power tools and should not bring any type of power tools. This volunteer activity may be physically demanding. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and sign a waiver before they can assist with the plantings. To register, call (716) 838-1249 ext. 33 or visit