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Tree giveaway, Packsaddle planting event set

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

Marion County and the Santiam Canyon Long Term Recovery Group are hosting a Douglas fir tree giveaway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Santiam Park.

There is no limit on the number of 18- to 24-inch seedlings that participants can take home. Such seedlings, Marion County environmental services officials said, can be expected to grow to 6 feet tall in the next four to five years.

To reach North Santiam Park from Stayton, go east on Highway 22 past Mehama and Lyons to Santiam Park Road SE, turn right, and take the road 0.9 miles to the park. If you are coming from west from Mill City, turn left onto Santiam Park Road SE.

To sign up to participate go to https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signupnotfound#/. 

Volunteers also are needed to plant trees from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Packsaddle Park, just off Highway 22 east of Gates. Interested parties can use the link listed above to sign up to volunteer.

 

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