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Cedar Tree Event

Get a Native Red Cedar for the Holidays!

Kansas City WildLands 13th Annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Event

Saturday, December 7, 2013

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Rd  Shawnee, Kansas


KCWL_cedar treeKansas City WildLands 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.


Please bring a handsaw (no chainsaws or axes!) and rope to tie your tree to your vehicle. Sturdy boots and work gloves are recommended. Pre-cuts will be available, and volunteers will be there to help you cut, carry and tie down your tree if needed. A fire and hot cider will be available to warm you up… a fun day on the grasslands for all!


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 will have volunteers available to help you get your trees back to the parking area 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 to register for a volunteer job, or contact Linda Lehrbaum at the email or phone below with questions about volunteer opportunities.  If the link does not work, please contact Linda to register directly. All volunteers must pre-register. Thanks!


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 .


For directions to Shawnee Mission Park’s  entrance, please click here.