Cedar Tree Event

Kansas City WildLands 19th Annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Event

The KC WildLands Cedar Christmas Tree Event has been cancelled for 2020.
We know this is a huge disappointment for many (it sure is for us). We have folks and families who have made this event an important holiday tradition since 2001, wherever it was held!!!
The good news for the prairies is, thanks to the efforts of thousands of past Cedar Event participants, several grasslands have been opened back up, allowing so many more species of native plants to thrive again.
Please check back in 2021… we may be starting on the restoration of a whole new site then!

Saturday, December 7, 2020 – Cancelled

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 fifth 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 816-561-1089 or linda@bridgingthegap.org.