You only have until Wednesday, June 17, 2009, to register for the Freedom Festival champion tree tour. The tour will be Friday, June 19, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ashley Green at Trees Forever told me this morning that tour-goers will see the largest trees nominated in Cedar Rapids of the following species: cottonwood; Scotch pine, sycamore, yellow buckeye, Douglas fir and hackberry.
You can learn about these giants from Cedar Rapids City Arborist Daniel Gibbins, Trees Forever staff and tree owners. This is a great activity for tree lovers or those who just want to spend a summer evening discovering some of Cedar Rapids’ natural treasures.
Here’s the info from Trees Forever:
Meeting Location: Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids
Dress: Please dress for the weather- will be going outside unless there is lightning.
Transportation: The first 10 registrants can ride in a van with the tree experts. Additional tour participants can car pool in their own vehicles.
Cost: Free of charge (though donations to Trees Forever are always welcome)
RSVP: By Wednesday, June 17, online at http://www.treesforever.org/Events/20090619/45/Liberty-Trees-and-Champion-Tree-Tour-Cedar-Rapids-IA.aspx, or with Ashley Green at Trees Forever at (319) 373-0650 ext. 25 or email@example.com
Contact on the Day of the Event: call Karen Brook at Trees Forever at (319) 721-4472