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Tree Plantings at Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial

October 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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‘Parkway” tree planting this Friday, October 9th, starting at 9:00 AM.
Planting in the park will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 10th

Saturday, October 3, was the beginning of a very busy week at Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial.  A dedicated group worked Saturday morning removing more bush honeysuckle throughout the park.  It was the last Restoration Day of a very successful season of eliminating this invasive plant.

This coming Thursday, October 8, 68 trees will be delivered to the park. 20 of the trees will be planted in “islands” along the Lincoln Memorial Parkway.  If you recall, two years ago, with the assistance of the Macon County Highway Department, trees were planted along the Parkway.  Some of the trees did not survive due to weather and we are going to replace them.  Cages have been made to place around all live trees and the Macon County Highway Department is assisting us again by digging the holes for the trees and delivering mulch to be used at the “islands”.

We are asking for your help.  If you can give any amount of time to help, we would greatly appreciate your assistance.  Our plan is to get all the ‘Parkway” trees planted this Friday, October 9th, starting at 9:00 AM.  On Saturday, October 10th, we will begin at 9:00 AM planting trees in the park.  Please meet at the RailSplitter Pavilion to collect your trees to plant.  If you can help us on either Friday or Saturday, please contact Melody Arnold at melody2a@hotmail.com so we can finalize our plans for the plantings.

We hope you are taking time to visit the park.  The leaves are turning and  the park is beautiful.  You will be able to see all the improvements that have taken place this season.  Remember that the park does close November 1st.  We appreciate your consideration to help us this week.  A big job will be made easier with many hands.  We do ask that you wear a mask as we want all to be safe.


October 9, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial
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Decatur, Illinois
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