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Cut a red cedar for the holidays

Bundle up the family for a trek through the woods to cut down an invasive, red cedar tree to decorate for the holidays, and help Kansas City WildLands restore a prairie at the Kansas City WildLands Cedar Tree Event on Saturday, December 1.

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove red cedars from Mildale Farm — a 22-acre site, usually only accessible by reservation. Red cedar trees are native to Kansas, but have become invasive in this prairie area. There will be a wide range of tree sizes and shapes.

Participants can enjoy hayrides, a bonfire, hot cider and cookies from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at Mildale Farm, 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton, KS. Kansas City WildLands suggests a minimum $15 donation for each tree.

Attendees should bring a handsaw (no chainsaws or axes) and rope to tie the tree to a vehicle. Sturdy boots and work gloves are recommended. Volunteers will be there to help cut, carry and tie down trees. For more information, contact Linda Lehrbaum at 816-561-1061, ext. 116 or [email protected].

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Rita Norton
Rita Norton
5 years ago

What an excellent idea for combining objectives! Thank you Kansas City WildLands, Johnson County Park & Rec., and Greenability.