Sunday, 21 of September of 2014

Tree Scouts 2010

Boy Scout Troop 180 organized the planting of 70 trees indigenous to Indiana at West Park, Carmel Indiana on Saturday, April 17, 2010. After the trees were planted, they were watered and mulched, and protective tree sleeves were placed around the trunks.

Trees play key roles in habitats of all animals, including me and you. Trees provides food and shelter for animals and create healthy habitats for animals to live in. Trees also reduce carbon dioxide in the air and replace it with oxygen. Besides the importance of trees to the environment, trees also create beauty and shade for those visiting the park.

Want to reduce home energy costs? The DOE estimates that just three trees, planted on the south and on the west sides, will help keep your house cool in the summer, and still allow the sun to shine in the windows in the winter. Such carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of a typical household’s energy for heating and cooling. That translates into annual savings of $100 and $250. Bottom line: trees look pretty, offset carbon, and cut energy costs at the same time.

West Park – 2700 W 116th Street West of 116th Street and Towne Road intersection.  Trees are planted in the NE corner of the park.  They have been recognized with a plaque that reads: Spread out before you is an expanse of trees indigenous to Indiana. These trees were planted by those who care about the environment and wish to make the world a better place..

Tree ScoutsOver twenty members of the community came together to assist in the planting of 70 trees, indigenous to Indiana, at West Park in Carmel.  Funded by the Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program and supported by the Carmel Clay Parks Department, this project will complete Bradley Sale’s Eagle Scout requirements.
IMG_0228Drought-resistant trees native to Indiana were planted at West Park as part of Bradley Sale’s Eagle Scout project.  The scout troop will return periodically to help the Carmel Clay Parks department maintain the trees.
IMG_0255The cool morning was perfect for planting trees.
IMG_0258cCarmel Boy Scout troop 180, joined by members of the community planted 70 trees in less than 6 hours!
IMG_0274cTrees and mulch needed to be carried to the planting locations in wheelbarrows.
IMG_0279The trees will clean the air and provide shade, beauty, and animal habitats. The entire Carmel community will benefit from the addition of these trees.
Tree Scout Sign_1 The plaque reads: Spread out before you is an expanse of trees indigenous to Indiana. These trees were planted by those who care about the environment and wish to make the world a better place.