Volunteers will plant trees and bulbs at Taylor Conservatory

Volunteers are sought to participate in a "Big Dig" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, located on Northline Road just east of Pardee Road and the Heritage Park Petting Farm.

Participants will plant 24 flowering trees around the perimeter of the conservatory, creating a display of color for the spring. There may also be some planting of some bulbs near the woodland edges.

Volunteers will help coordinate some Scouts that will be assisting, tote topsoil away from the tree holes, cut strapping for trees, pound in stakes, make labels for the trees and dig holes. Others will register and welcome volunteers, manage the refreshment table, distribute coffee, provide donuts in the morning and order pizza in the afternoon. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and a shovel with your name on it.

The threes were purchased with a tree-planting grant from DTE and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

For more information, visit www.taylorconservatory.org or call (888) 383-4108.