CSC ARBORETUM VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE SWAGS ON SAT

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

CSC Arboretum Volunteers -2The Chadron State College Arboretum Volunteers hold their winter workday- project this Saturday, November 16, from 9-till-noon at the Mari Sandoz Heritage Center.

The project will be making holiday evergreen swags to decorate the CSC campus using spruce, pine, juniper, and arborvitae knocked down across the campus last month by Winter Storm Atlas. Participants bringing their own ribbon can also make swags for their own homes.

CSC Public Horticulturist Lucinda Mays says it will cap the group’s 2013 season, four programs-project days that all emphasized design.

The first dealt with with garden design, followed by tree planting and pruning, and design considerations for shrubs and grasses. The volunteers in September prepared soil and berms that to screen the new construction currently underway on campus.

Mays says the group welcomes volunteers of all ages, learning a lot from each other…adding that this week’s workshop is a perfect way to end the year and celebrate the holiday season.