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Cedar Tree Event


Get a Native Red Cedar for the Holidays!

Kansas City WildLands 14th Annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Event

We have a new Site!! It’s a distance, but its worth it!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Mildale Farm – a JCPRD site -  35250 W 199th St, Edgerton, KS 66021

 

KCWL_cedar treeKansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places to their original health.

 

This year the event will be at a new location – the bucolic Mildale Farm, in southwest Johnson County. This amazing 22-acre site, which is usually only accessible by reservation, is one of the region’s premier venues for weddings, reunions, retreats and other special occasions.  Come see its rural charm and make an adventure of it!

 

The areas we will be focusing on have a wonderful range of tree sizes and shapes, from Charlie Brown Specials to perfect behemoths fit for a Mayor’s Christmas Tree, with plenty of household sizes mixed in.

 

We’ll have hay wagons to get you to the trees and get your trees back to your car (how fun is that?!) After you’ve cut your tree, take a hay ride over to the bon fire and enjoy some hot cider and cookies to warm you up… a fun day in the rural grasslands for all!

 

Please bring a handsaw (no chainsaws or axes!) and rope to tie your tree to your vehicle. Sturdy boots and work gloves are recommended.  Volunteers will be there to help you cut, carry and tie down your tree if needed.

 

Kansas City WildLands suggests a minimum $15 donation for each tree, with proceeds benefiting natural community restoration throughout the Greater Kansas City region.

 

Volunteers are needed! Please click here or contact Linda Lehrbaum at the email or phone below with questions about volunteer opportunities.  

 

This Kansas City WildLands Cedar Tree Event is possible through a partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District!

 

For more information, contact Linda Lehrbaum at 816-561-1061, ext. 116 or linda@bridgingthegap.org .

 

For directions to Mildale Farm’s entrance, please click here.