Georgetown asks for volunteers to help plant 30 trees at San Gabriel Park

The city of Georgetown will host a volunteer event at San Gabriel Park to plant 30 new shade trees on Feb. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The city of Georgetown will host a volunteer event at San Gabriel Park to plant 30 new shade trees on Feb. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The city of Georgetown will host a volunteer event at San Gabriel Park to plant 30 new shade trees on Feb. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The city of Georgetown will be adding 30 trees to the landscape at San Gabriel Park and is looking for volunteers to help plant them.

Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department staff will join volunteers on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon to add 30 native and shade trees to the park in a popular area, according to a release.

Prospective volunteers are asked to sign up at the parks and recreation website at https://parks.georgetown.org/volunteer. Per the release, groups and youth under 16 are welcome, though two adults are required for every four children who volunteer.

No planting experience is necessary—the holes for the 25- to 30-gallon trees will be pre-dug—but volunteers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear such as long pants, closed-toe shoes, hats and sunglasses.

Volunteer check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the green tent on the west side of the park near the hill playground, with a safety briefing to follow at 8:55 a.m.


If possible, volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, work gloves and tools such as a shovel, rake or hoe.

The event may be postponed due to inclement weather.
By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.