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Mulch Madness at McKinley Park

Mulch Madness is an all age/all ability activity.

Looking for an alternative to the Monday workday routine? Grab your wheelbarrow and join other park lovers as we mulch the trees of McKinley Park.

Why are we adding mulch to the trees?
• Mulch suppresses weeds, which reduces maintenance costs by reducing the need to apply herbicides around the trees (a common practice in Sacramento area parks)
• Mulch increases nutrient and water retention in the soil (which means less watering)
• Mulch enhances soil structure
• Mulch encourages favorable microbes and worms

Ken Decio, California Integrated Waste Management Board says, “Not only does mulch keep green material out of landfills. It also controls weeds, reduces erosion, conserves water, adds organic matter to the soil and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.”

The event is supported by the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department and the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Mulch is provided by the City of Sacramento Urban Forestry Service. If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, just show up! The Sacramento Tree Foundation will have extra wheelbarrows, gloves and rakes.

This is an all ages, all ability event. We need more help to mulch the trees of McKinley Park!
Monday, April 30, 5-6:30 pm
Shepard Garden and Art Center
3300 McKinley Blvd, 95816

Visit sactree.com/events for more information.

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