Power Planting 101

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Written by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Northwest Member Lauren McKenna

Holodiscu discolor, Rhamnus purshiana, Pinus ponderosa, Spiraea douglasii…. yep, it’s native-tree-and-shrub-planting time!!!

Aloha High School students may not have been as lucky with the weather (it was raining cats and dogs, or Felis catus and Canis lupus familiaris, to say the least), but they did get to plant some super special native trees and shrubs.  On their list were some Black hawthorn, Douglas spirea, Pacific Ninebark and Cascara.

OCEANSPRAY (Holodiscus discolor)…ah, the shades of fall!

Working in pairs, they finished planting over 50 plants in one class period!  Now that that rain has come and they can actually see Butternut Creek, it’s exciting to know that these plants with be helping the creek by providing shade, wildlife habitat, solid creek banks and filtering out runoff before it gets to it.

Thank you to Ms. Trakselis and her class.  You all rock at power planting!

2 thoughts on “Power Planting 101

  1. Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the world are never alone or weary of life-

    Rachel Carson.

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