Posted by Barbara Beagle on Oct 15, 2018
Come help save the Silverdale Christmas Tree on Saturday, October 20 at 9 am.  Wear sturdy outdoor shoes (uneven ground), bring gloves, and one or more of the following: shovel, wheelbarrow, rake for spreading wood mulch, hand clippers for touching up.  If you don't have any of those tools, come anyway!  There will be donuts!
 
It's a Community Effort!  Join Silverdale Dandy Lions, Silverdale Rotarians, and people who love our Christmas tree at the tree site on Anderson Hill just up from the intersection with Silverdale Way.  The purpose is to mulch around the tree to help the drought stricken, insect infested 140-150 year old 128 ft tree; and maintain the 12 strings of lights.
  
Pictured above: Christmas Tree and mulching the tree.
 
Pictured below: replacement light bulbs for the 12 strings of lights.
  
For background information on what the volunteer arborist says about our beloved tree (70/30%  chance of survival, up from 50/50%); and what he did to treat the tree for insects, click on https://portal.clubrunner.ca/730/Page/Show?ClassCode=StoryDetails&Slug=saving-the-silverdale-christmas-tree-on-october-20-you-can-help.
 
Pictured below: holding the light string waiting for the arborists at the top of the 128 ft tree to raise the lights on a pulley to the top.