Bay Area Teens Lay Mulch Groundwork

100K Trees -- A group of East Bay teens laid mulch down in a San Lorenzo park.

Bay Area Teens Lay Mulch Groundwork

More than 30 Bay Area youth helped layout 36 cubic yards of tree mulch at Cherry Grove Park in San Lorenzo. The event was put together by 100K Trees.

The kids in at the event attend San Leandro High School, San Lorenzo High School, and Encinal High School. The Encinal High School Key Club, a club whose members that takes part in community service events, took part in the activity. They were able to mulch eight redwood and Atlas Pine trees to protect them from drought with a nutritious 10-inch layer of mulch, according to the 100k Trees Instagram account. It only took the group two hours to mulch the area. “So proud of these youths for their turnout and enthusiasm to learn so much about protecting existing trees for climate,” stated the caption on the100K Trees’ page.

Before this event, 100K Trees put together a similar mulch event in Alameda. On August 2, two crews of volunteers went to two different Alameda parks, Rittler Park and Franklin Park, to mulch different areas. Volunteers laid down 10 tons of mulch over 15 redwoods and pine trees.

100K Trees for Humanity is a community-led initiative to plant 100,000 trees and plants in carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) in every urban city across America by 2030. They organize cities and communities to plant trees for climate and for public health.

100K Trees is led by activist Amos White.