On Saturday January 25th, the Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) held an event at the Cypress Wildlife Preserve to plant 150 trees generously donated by Apache Corporation. This preserve contains a forested habitat along both sides of Little Cypress Creek that is just behind the detention pond. The Cypress Wildlife Preserve is located in the Municipal Utility District 10, and is the first MUD to enter into the Conversation Easement.
Pampered Lawns, The Ground Up, & REI joined up with the BLC and about 85 other volunteers to plant a variety of trees like the Black Gum, Eastern Persimmon, American Elm, & Sycamore. The Ground Up donated their native hardwood mulch to protect the microbes, soil ecology, & tree roots. We brewed up a batch of our handcrafted compost tea and added mycorrhizal spores to help give these trees the best shot in thriving.
This event was such a success, and wouldn’t have been, if it wasn’t for the hard work of Jennifer Lorenz, Executive Director at the BLC, and all of the volunteers that donated their Saturday morning to break some ground and give back to the earth.