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Tree Maintenance

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Newly planted trees need support to survive. Let’s help young trees grow into healthy forests!

GVC volunteers have planted 36,000+ native trees across the Gunpowder Watershed. However, our work isn’t done after the trees are planted in the ground. Young trees are vulnerable to deer browsing and competition with surrounding vegetation.

Tree maintenance is a hands-on way for volunteers to improve the health of our local forests and waterways. These events are also a great way to earn community service hours!

Tree maintenance involves:

  • Removing invasive plants
  • Checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed
  • Making sure the tree is growing upright

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When: February 23 from 2 – 4:30 PM

What to bring: Dress appropriately for outdoor work (long pants, long sleeved shirt, closed-toed shoes). Bring a hat, work gloves (if you have them), and a filled water bottle.

Directions: Meet us at Loch Raven Skeet & Trap Center, 12301 Dulaney Valley Rd Phoenix, MD 21131. Starting from Dulaney Valley Rd, go North. Follow Dulaney Valley Rd for 5 miles and then keep right to continue on Dulaney Valley Rd. Destination will be on your right in about 1 mile. Follow GVC event signs back to parking. There is a brown and white sign the marks the Skeet Range, follow the driveway all the way back.


February 23
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Loch Raven Skeet & Trap Center
12301 Dulaney Valley Road
Phoenix, MD 21131 United States
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