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Mulch Madness! in McKinley Park

Volunteers mulch McKinley Park trees.

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.

Mulching around trees suppresses weed growth, reduces labor and Maintence costs by reducing the need to apply herbicides around the trees, a common practice in Sacramento area parks. Mulching enhances soil structure, improves plant vigor and health. Mulch improves nutrient and water retention in the soil, and encourages favorable microbial activity 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.”

This is an all ages, all ability event. Many people have already signed up to help mulch the trees of McKinley Park, and more are welcome!. It all takes place thisThursday, August 2, 6-8pm. 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. Meet near the pond near the Pond, across from the corner of Alhambra & G street.

Visit www.sactree.com/events for more information.

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