Plum Creek Farms
A Beautiful Pete Dye Golf-Course Community in Carmel, Indiana
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Boy Scouts Urban Reforestation Project
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Carmel Boy Scout Troop 132 planted 471 bare root trees around the Plum Creek Farms common area ponds.  The native trees from Indiana Department of Natural Resources are: Sycamore, River Birch, Bur Oak, and Bald Cypress, and a wildlife mixture of American Plum. Silky Dogwood, Common Chokecherry, Black Chokecherry, White Pine, Hazelnut, Gray Dogwood, Pawpaw, Persimmon, Shagbark Hickory, Black Cherry, and Washington Hawthorn.  In preparation for the planting, Board Member Bob Hosler met with the Troop several times in providing instructions on proper planting techniques.  Planting locations were staked, and prior to planting HOA President Bill Ranek and Board Members Mike Guio and Bob Hosler drilled nearly 400 ten-inch holes with a rented hydraulic auger. Thirty plus Scouts planted the trees between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.   Ten adult leaders and homeowner volunteers were there to assist.  Weed barrier fabric was placed around each tree and covered with 1 inch of mulch.  All trees were watered by bucketing water from the ponds. It was a great success, perfect weather with rain the following day, and with proper care over the next few years Plum Creek Farms will have a visually pleasing urban forests, not only for residents but also for our friendly feather friends.  

For more information and locations of the trees, click here. 

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