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Cut Your Own Holiday Tree Event

Here’s a great way to help restore a wildland area to it’s natural health AND decorate for the holidays!  Kansas City WildLands is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate.

When you take a cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places to their original health.  This event is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., this Saturday December 7 at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS.

There will be a wide range of shapes and sizes to choose from.  Please bring a handsaw (no chainsaws or axes!) and rope to tie your tree to your vehicle. Sturdy boots and work gloves are recommended. Pre-cuts will be available, and volunteers will be there to help you cut, carry and tie down your tree if needed. A fire and hot cider will be available to warm you up… a fun day on the grasslands for all! Kansas City WildLands suggests a minimum $15 donation for each tree, with proceeds benefiting natural community restoration throughout the Greater Kansas City region.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, go to https://www.bridgingthegap.org/cedar-tree-event/.

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