For Earth Day 2022, Girl Scouts from the Lone Star Treasures community were invited to plant trees at Seabourne Creek Nature Park. Trees planted were oak, mulberry and cherry laurel. They were under the tutelage of the Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists Sandra Brown, Jim Butcher, Greg Hurley, Blair Margot, Margo Margot, Jerry Trenta, and Debby Wendt.
Greg Hurley talked to the scouts about the importance of trees and their part in nature and Debby Wendt talked about reducing plastics and keeping the earth healthy by picking up trash and not releasing balloons. The girls were very enthusiastic and worked hard to plant the trees correctly. The holes were augered by Sal Cardenas, Jerry Trenta, and Scott Tufts the day before. The scouts watered the hole, scored the planting area, planted the tree, added the soil that had been dug out to form a moat to keep the added water from escaping the area. Then they stepped on the soil to eliminate air pockets. Each of the trees had three t-posts installed around it to protect the trees from mowers.
One of the girls wanted to use the t-post driver to put in the t-posts around the tree she planted. She enthusiastically pounded the driver and successfully installed the t-post. After the trees were planted, the girls attached a metal tag that identified their group, LST Lone Star Treasures, as the planters of the trees. One of the girls told us “I want to comeback in a couple of years to see how our trees have grown!”