Photo: Helix’s Director of Operations Kevin Miller minds the details while the kids do the shoveling.
Helix Helps headed out to Kennedy Park last Saturday for the city of El Cajon’s Arbor Day celebration.
The city put on a great event, with about 60 people showing up to plant a new generation of trees throughout the park, and the experts from the Ornamental Horticulture Program at Cuyamaca College on hand to show everyone how to do it.
In addition, West Coast Arborist, CalFire, SDG&E and Helix all had educational booths set up and information to take home on where to plant trees and how they can reduce a homeowner’s energy and water bills.
Top Left: Leah Rottke, an arborist and instructor in the Ornamental Horticulture Program at Cuyamaca College, gives everyone a step-by-step lesson in tree planting. Top Right: Helix’s Michelle Curtis sharing water conservation tips with customers. Above: the Helix Helps gang.
How to Plant a Tree
Helix Board Secretary Sandy Janzen and her husband Doyle got some useful tips from one of the experts on hand Saturday from Cuyamaca College’s Ornamental Horticulture Program.