Posted by Barbara Beagle on Oct 04, 2018
It's a Community Effort!  Silverdale Dandy Lions, Silverdale Rotarians, and people who love our Christmas tree are meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 9 a.m. at the tree site on Anderson Hill just up from the intersection with Silverdale Way.  The purpose is to mulch around the tree (bring gloves, shovels, and wheelbarrows) to help the drought stricken, insect infested 140-150 year old tree; and maintain the 12 strings of lights.
Pictured above: Christmas Tree all lit up 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.