in Checking In, Green, Raleigh

Tree planting at Chavis Park

I spent yesterday morning volunteering to plant trees around Chavis Park through the city’s Neighborwoods program and a generous gift from the Siemens Corporation. About 72 volunteers made up of Siemens employees, the St. Augustine’s Lady Falcons basketball team, Parks and Rec staff, Parks board members (Scott Reston, Kimberly Siran, and me) and other volunteers spent three hours planting new trees in the hardscrabble neighborhoods surrounding the park.

The weather was brisk in the morning but as the crew got rolling with tree planting we warmed up quickly. I had a wonderful time meeting folks from Siemens and working the the Lady Falcons to help beautify Raleigh with new trees.