A big stir was going on at the Paiute Apartments this week, as the tree contractor has finally begun planting our large trees into the site. Now the formerly barren landscape (where we hadn’t yet planted) is dotted with beautiful looking pinions, junipers, and large shrubs. The contractors will be back in a couple of weeks to take out the protective boxes that cover the root mass.
The origin of this tour’s title comes from a volunteer that regularly drives up from Flagstaff to help us out in the vegetation office. This weekend we were expecting about six people to volunteer at our sites; unfortunately only one, our Flagstaff volunteer, showed up to do the job. However, with her amazing help we were quite able to do every task that was needed, whether it was pulling weeds out at Desert View or helping us plant at Paiute Apartments. She was a veritable army of one! We hope that she can come out again sometime soon.
More awesome news: Joe’s birthday was this week! After a plethora of baked goods made for the occasion, we had a smashing party out at Shoshone point, one of the most beautiful spots in the canyon. Not many people can celebrate a birthday at such an amazing place. To wrap up this little check-in, the planting project is chugging right along at the Paiute Apartments. Another update shall come next week!