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Inaugural Tree Planting: 100K Trees in Alameda, California 2020!

With the end of October comes the rainy season,

and that is the optimal time to plant trees!

As a tree planting nonprofit, 2020 has been a tough year for us. We planned our inaugural tree planting for Earth Day in April-- and then shelter in place shut it all down.

Now, after eight months into this COVID pandemic, 100K Trees for Humanity will finally get to plant its first trees in Alameda soil.

On Saturday November 21, 100K Trees for Humanity will join 20 volunteers and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department staff to dig holes and plant 20 new trees in the park formerly known as Jackson Park.

The event is the impetus of Jackson Park Neighbors, a passionate group of Alamedans living on and ar ound the park who care deeply about the park's upkeep, with particular regards to the health and restoration of the park's historic trees.

Jackson Park is Alameda's first park, a two-block long commonwealth that lies on the city's East End. Originally named "Alameda Park" in 1895, it was renamed for President Andrew Jackson in 1909. The park features a tree-lined perimeter of London Planes, a two story gazebo, and an original symmetrical plan that pairs two of specific species of trees along its entire length; from palms, to redwoods, to yews, to magnolias and more.

* Image courtesy of Jackson Park Neighbors.

The tree planting is to replace several fallen or felled trees and some replacement trees. It is scheduled from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday the 21st. Due to the ongoing pandemic and to protect the safety of volunteers and city staff and interested onlookers, the event will include livestream trainings for viewers to watch and learn:

* How to properly plant trees

* Citizen Tree Mapping: for missing street trees

* Tree Survival Training: How to ID and help suffering trees

* With a training by Alameda Backyard Growers

Join 100K Trees for Humanity online to participate virtually in this inaugural tree planting event.

-Amos White is Founder and CEO of 100K Trees for Humanity.

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