Community Rallies for Trees
The Bailey Springs neighborhood has welcomed 35 new trees, thanks to a community tree-planting event hosted by TreesDavidson, the Bailey Springs community, and the Town of Davidson.
During the three-hour event, about 45 volunteers from Bailey Springs, Christ the King Catholic High, Davidson Day School, and Davidson Rotary Club learned about proper tree planting and the importance of trees. They then planted containerized trees, some as tall as 12 feet, in a previously barren area along Bradford Park Drive, adjacent to a newly installed sidewalk. Planted tree species include dogwood, red maple, and scarlet oaks.
Volunteers also planted three replacement trees and three new trees in the adjacent Plum Creek Park, where TreesDavidson had previously planted more than 60 trees in 2018.
TreesDavidson is a program of Davidson Lands Conservancy, in partnership with Trees Charlotte. DLC Board Chair Gordon Clark said, “TreesDavidson is really excited about the Bailey Springs project. Volunteers from the neighborhood have already commented on the difference the new trees will make. And we were happy to have high-school students there, since a number of them participated in our last event out at Fisher Farm.”
Visit Davidson Lands Conservancy to learn more about its mission, focused on four pillars of success: conserving land, preserving trees, creating and stewarding trails and greenways, and protecting wildlife habitats.