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 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 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.