LIVING HOLIDAY TREE RENTALS RESTORE HABITAT
LACEY, WA, December 7, 2011: ‘Go Green’ this holiday season—rent your tree! Stream Team is partnering with Puget Sound Plants to offer live holiday trees for rent, to be planted later near local streams to improve watershed habitat.
After enjoying the tree indoors or outdoors for the holidays, drop the tree off at a designated Lacey or Olympia location by January 6, 2012. Returned trees will be cared for in a nursery until spring, and then planted by Stream Team volunteers at local restoration sites. Replanting trees next to streams provides shade to keep streams cool for salmon and other species of fish and wildlife.
Douglas fir and Sitka spruce trees are available for rent. Four to five foot trees are $30.00; five to six foot trees are $38.00. The potted trees, weighing between 60-70 pounds, come with directions on how to care for them over the holidays.
To reserve a tree, call Puget Sound Plants at (866) 816-5080 and mention the Stream Team Holiday Tree Rental Program. Pick your tree up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Puget Sound Plants, 3147 46th Ave NE, Olympia. All trees must be ordered and picked-up by December 16.
For more information, contact Stream Team at (360) 438-2672 or email@example.com.
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- Katie Klaniecki, Water Resources Assistant, 360-438-2672, firstname.lastname@example.org