Trees for Bees
40 Trees for 40 Years
- Saturday, May 11
- Starting at 10 am in two locations
- Volunteer sign-ups below
We will need volunteers at both tree planting locations:
- We are planting just north of the community gardens along the Galligator Trail
- West Mason Street is the closest street access
- Street parking available on West Mason Street or South Tracy Avenue
Bozeman Sports Park
- The Sports Park is located along Baxter Lane and Harper Puckett Road
- We will be planting along the boulevard from Flanders Mill Road to Harper Puckett Road
- Parking is available in the Bozeman Sports Park parking lot
- Tree planting begins at 10 am
- The event will happen rain, sleet, snow or shine
- With plenty of volunteers, we hope to be wrapped up well before 2 pm
- The Forestry Division will provide tools and equipment
- Bring your own water bottle, water and/or snacks
- Please wear closed toe tennis shoes or work boots (or other shoes appropriate for walking on unsteady surfaces, lifting, shoveling, etc.)
- If you have them, please feel welcome to wear gardening or work gloves
We will need volunteers at both tree planting locations. Please sign up for one and let us know how many will be in your group.
40 Years — 40 Trees
It’s our 40th anniversary!
To celebrate, we’re planting 40 pollinator-friendly trees at two locations in Bozeman.
Partnering with the City of Bozeman Forestry Division and Happy Trash Can Curbside Composting, we will plant 20 trees at Langhor Park (near the community gardens) and 20 trees at the Bozeman Sports Complex on Baxter Lane.
We are choosing an array of tree species that will provide good bee habitat including: apple, plum, pear, honey locust, hawthorn, buckeye, linden and more. At planting, each tree will stand six to seven feet tall.
Why bees? This species is critical to all of us. They pollinate much of the food we eat. Unfortunately, bee populations are in global decline. Industrial agriculture, insecticides and habitat loss due to climate change play a role in their dwindling numbers.
These trees are a gift to our community. In addition to providing bee habitat, they will also help offset our business’ carbon footprint.
We invite all Co-op members, families and friends to help us plant these trees.