With the recent, unfortunate closure of Pease Elementary School, dwg. and TreeFolks have come together to orchestrate a substantial effort to collect acorns, germinate, and grow sapling trees from the playground’s historic tree. The saplings produced through this effort will be adopted out to Pease’s final roster of students, alumni, parents, and staff and the participants of this program. As the program grows (literally and figuratively) additional saplings will be made available to donate to area parks and green spaces!
We are asking the public to collect live oak acorns from around Pease Elementary and send or deliver them to TreeFolks. We will germinate them and supply saplings sourced from The Cupcake Tree to Pease Alumni. As these saplings grow and mature, they will lower ambient air temperature up to 10 degrees, protect waterways from runoff and pollution, make our urban spaces quieter, and have an overall positive effect on human health and well-being.
Keep an eye out for updates on a community event this fall with The Pease Tree Project!