PULLMAN, Wash. — Two thousand aspen, ponderosa pines and mock orange trees will be planted along the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail during Plant the Path Day, Saturday, April 11. The public is invited to don their work clothes and gloves and join members of the Center for Environmental Education to plant the trees along the trail between 9 a.m. and noon. Parking is available at the planting site, which is five miles east of Pullman and two miles west of Moscow, Idaho. Participants are encouraged to bring shovels if they have them; other equipment will be provided.
“This an opportunity for the community to make a hands-on contribution to the trail. The trees are very important because they will give shade for trail riders and walkers and improve the habitat along Paradise Creek,” said Darin Saul, director of the CEE.
For those needing a ride, a shuttle will run from the Student Book Corporation parking lot to the planting site between 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Return rides will also be provided.
The trees have been supplied by Whitman County, Groundworks Institute and the CEE.