WildLands’ Cedar Tree Event – Dec. 3


Kansas City WildLands 16th Annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree EventKCWL_CedarTreeEvent
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Mildale Farm – a JCPRD site –  35250 W 199th St, Edgerton, KS 66021


Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places to their original health. Join us in our third year at the the bucolic Mildale Farm, located in southwest Johnson County. This amazing 22-acre site, which is usually only accessible by reservation, is one of the region’s premier venues for weddings, reunions, retreats and other special occasions.  Come see its rural charm and make an adventure of it!


The areas we will be focusing on have a wonderful range of tree sizes and shapes, from Charlie Brown Specials to perfect behemoths fit for a Mayor’s Christmas Tree, with plenty of household sizes mixed in.We’ll have hay wagons to get you to the trees and get your trees back to your car (how fun is that?!) After you’ve cut your tree, take a hay ride over to the bonfire and enjoy some hot cider and cookies to warm you up… a fun day in the rural grasslands for all!


Please bring a handsaw (no chainsaws or axes!) and rope to tie your tree to your vehicle. Sturdy boots and work gloves are recommended.  Volunteers will be there to help you cut, carry and tie down your tree if needed.


Kansas City WildLands suggests a minimum $15 donation for each tree, with proceeds benefiting natural community restoration throughout the Greater Kansas City region. For more information, contact Linda Lehrbaum at 816-561-1061, ext. 116 or linda@bridgingthegap.org .