Game Trail Tree Planting Workshop

Hello Game Trail Owners

Are you interested in learning how to improve your property’s forest health?  One way is to increase the diversity of your trees, both in age and species.  To learn more, the Forestry Committee is offering a seedling tree planting workshop on Saturday, May 1 for Game Trail residents only.

Committee member, Dana Braatz, will lead us through the following agenda at this home on Timberline Drive.  Dana will have seedling trees for demonstration and planting.

Game Trail Tree Planting Workshop

Saturday, May 1, 2021

30537 Timberline North

Time / Activity

+ 9:00 – 9:20 / Introductions – Refreshments – Mingle

+ 9:20 – 9:35 / Forestry Committee Updates – Agenda – Materials – Explanation of labeled example trees.

+ 9:35 – 10:05 / Tree Planting steps with a demonstration.

+ 10:05 – 10:30 / Get your hands dirty.  Plant a tree, ask questions.

+ 10:30 – 10:45 / Wrap up – Wander the lot – Look at successes and failures.

Part of the discussion will include how to care for seedlings with little supplemental water in order to adhere to Game Trail’s outdoor watering rules.  Information from the Colorado State Forest service on its seedling sale program will be provided along with a discussion about best tree species for Game Trail’s climate and elevation.

If you would like to participate, contact Dana Braatz directly at djbraatz@gmail.com or 719-323-8150.  The group will be limited to no more than 25 Game Trail households, and current COVID protocols will be followed.  Bring any preferred safety equipment like glasses and gloves.  The workshop will be held rain, snow, or shine.  The wetter the better for the seedlings.  The tree planting site is approximately 100 yards off Timberline Drive. It is a gentle uphill walk from the road.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to improve our forests.  Thank you to Dana for the idea and leadership on this workshop!