Canby Area Beautification is planning its pre-Thanksgiving planting day the Saturday before Thanksgiving this year for the fourth year in a row.
The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Nov. 23 and the group is hoping to plant 100 Knock Out rose bushes that day. The rose bush purchases were made possible by Canby Builder's Supply and Millar's Point S Tire and Auto.
In fact, planting will take place across from those two stores. Last year, the planting in November included bulbs donated from the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm as well as the rose bush donations. This year the Tulip Farm is donating crocus bulbs. Last spring, CAB planted a row of Italian Cypress Trees along a line north and south of Territorial Road.
Earlier this month members went to the area to measure 25 feet out from the railroad tracks to fit in with the railroad's easement.
They plan to use ground cover and hog fuel or bark dust to cover the ground and keep the dust down.
"We are eager to have the various companies and businesses provide us with funds and volunteers," Cathy Rae Smith told the Herald.
Members of the Canby Fire District always comes along to help with the planting, she added.
"The firefighters have been involved for about three years and are committed to help. They are enthusiastic, hard working and a joy to work with," said Smith.
If you drove on Highway 99E by NE Territorial Road last spring and summer you probably noticed the burst of color that greeted you on the side of the highway where the trains run. This colorful view lasted from spring through most of the summer.
Volunteers who'd like to be involved should dress for the weather and bring a shovel and gloves if you can. If you get hungry, there will be hot chili, hot coffee and brownies available at Canby Builders Supply.
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