Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Saturday at Newell Park: Professional Tree Climbing, activities like ziplines, tree planting and more

Midway and folks nearby- Newell Park should be your destination on Saturday, May 15th! Park visitors will find the Arbor Day tree planting and Festival of Trees event.
including the professional tee climbing competitions. Could this be extreme reality TV happening right in the Hamline Midway? Schedule is as follows. HMEG will also be in attendance with information on composting, energy workshops and how to participate in the 2010 ash tree survey that we are conducting (surveyors needed!).

The event will begin at 9:00 with a volunteer welcome and opening remarks followed by a planting demonstration and the planting of 32 trees around the park. Please bike or walk to the event if possible. On street parking will be available around the park and there is a small parking lot at the north end of the park.

After the tree planting event there will be an Emerald Ash Borer presentation given by a Tree Care Advisor who can answer questions about the insect and its potential impact on Saint Paul's urban forest. The Festival of Trees and Tree Climbing Championships will concurrently run during the day on Saturday. Check out the climbers, vendors, information tables, and kids activities including a zip line, climbing wall, scavenger hunt, and face painting.

2010 MSA Tree Climbing Championship
Saint Paul Festival of Trees and Arbor Day Celebration
at Newell Park, 900 N. Fairview Avenue

Saturday May 15th
8:00-4:00……. Tree Climbing Championship Events
Work Climb
Belayed Speed Climb
Secured Footlock
Aerial Rescue
9:00-11:00…... Arbor Day Volunteer Tree Planting Event
11:00-11:30…. Emerald Ash Borer Presentation
10:00-2:00 ….. Kids Activities
Scavenger Hunt
Climbing Walls
Bucket Rides
Zip Line

Sunday, May 16th
10:00-2:00…... Tree Climbing Championship
Masters Challenge

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