Trees Come to Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve!
A few years ago, most of the trees bordering part of the path through the preserve were removed as part of the effort by the Harris County Flood Control District to maintain and improve our many bayous.
It was a massive undertaking that even involved rerouting part of one of the creeks along the Preserve.
While it was interesting to watch, the project is done and it was time to replace the trees!
Saturday there were volunteers including Trees for Houston, who gathered at the Preserve in 34-degree weather to help plant the trees. The larger trees had already been planted but there were plenty of shovels and small trees for all of the volunteers. In fact, take a look at how many trees were planted in their largest single project!
Even though the trees will take years to grow, we’re happy to have them back. They help prevent erosion along the banks, protect us from the sun in August and the windy winter days. The Preserve creatures will also welcome the return of their habitat.
(Sorry for the short video. Had to move out
of the path of a small backhoe)