Day of Service
The 2017 Day of Service is September 20 at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event through Saluting Branches.
The Cemetery is on the military base, therefore your name must be on the list at the Visitor Control Center for you to be admitted, and you must have a state-issued photo identification card.
Day of Event:
What to Bring: State issued photo identification; PPE - hardhat, glasses, hearing protection, chaps (required for saw operators); water
Where to Meet: 4th St/ Metropolitan Ave intersection in Leavenworth (north side of intersection). You will enter through the Visitor Control Center and be escorted to the work site in a caravan of vehicles.
Official address of cemetery: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery,
Visitor Control Center, 1 Sherman Ave, Ft. Leavenworth, Ks 66027
When to arrive: Work begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive at the Visitor Control Center early enough to be admitted and join the group prior to that time. You will be escorted to the work site. Mike Bricker is the Point of Contact at the Fort and is the Grounds Manager.
Lunch provided by Vern from Vermeer (Pizza Hut pizza)
Bottled water provided by Grounds Manager Mike Bricker (you may wish to bring your own also)
What to Expect: No tree removals are anticipated. Work will consist of crown cleaning / structural pruning of mostly medium-sized trees. There are some larger trees for those needing a challenge. Tracked-lifts, aerial lifts, chippers and skid steers are most needed. A clam or two would be helpful in lieu of a chipper. Work will most resemble residential pruning. There will be some easier trees for those with less experience – don’t be intimidated. This is an opportunity to learn from and work with some of the premier arborists in this area. Check your ego at the gate and come to meet and work with some really fine arborists and likeable human beings. Make some new friends. Your help is greatly appreciated and you’ll feel good about your contribution to this worthy cause.
See pictures from last year's event below.