Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Club visits Penny Pines Plantation area

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Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members Ann Blue, Claire Grieve, Carol Kesey, Jo Shaul, Jerry Shaul Sr., June Beto, Jan Kespohl, Mary Secord, Jo Douville, Nora Gerrard, Carol Brabrook and Linda Pyers visiting the Penny Pines Plantation. Courtesy photo.




MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members enjoyed a recent field trip to the Mendocino National Forest.


During their visit, they traveled to the Forks Fire area to visit the Penny Pines Plantation area and to see the new sign in recognition of contributions towards reforestation.


The Penny Pines program has been supported by Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club since 1990. The club and its members have purchased 45 plantations at a cost of $3,060.


For a contribution of $68 the forest service plants one acre of land with 350 seedlings and sends a certificate to present to the person either in honor or memory of, and enters their name on a sign in the reforestation area.


The field trip was planned by Penny Pines Chair Ann Blue. Other members were President Claire Grieve, founding member Carol Kesey, Jo Shaul, Jerry Shaul Sr., June Beto, Jan Kespohl, Mary Secord, Jo Douville, Nora Gerrard, Carol Brabrook and Linda Pyers.


The group met Ranger Nancy Mulligan at the Upper Lake Ranger Station. They car pooled to Deer Valley Camp Ground site of the Forks Fire area.


Ranger Mulligan explained how the program is implemented. She demonstrated the planting of a seedling, identified many different plants, and how to determine the age of the young pine tree. The club's many questions were answered and we came away with a better understanding of the vital role of the US Forestry Service.


Before their return home the club enjoyed a brown bag lunch at the campground.


Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club is a member of Mendo-Lake District, California Garden Club Inc., Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs Inc.


All are welcome to join Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club, which has many exciting and rewarding ongoing projects. Meetings are held the third Tuesday, September through June.


The Penny Pines program is open to the general public. Anyone interested is in more information, please call 263-5854.


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