Stepping in for Mother Nature:
When 'Nature's Call' Comes Up Short: KIB's Dance for Rain
Deadly Drought of 2012
Reaching out to valuable resources
Learning lessons from those who have gone before
“Take Action!”
KIB Project Database
All 27,000 trees planted over the past five years…
Allowed us to create maps of all our trees
Within two weeks, KIB was watering thousands of trees weekly
Projects from the past five years were targeted
Engaging KIB’s Youth Tree Team
And private contractors (farmers from southern Indiana)
and several other local landscape contractors
Along with KIB volunteers…
11,000 trees were watered each week for over two months!
KIB’s website informed people of need to water
Social media was engaged
Videos of how to water trees were created
using the ideas of other organizations
KIB Arborists featured on all major Indy news networks
talking about the drought
Mulch Madness program created
to help save water and trees
With cool props, like the Mulch o’Meter!
Hundreds of volunteers were engaged
to mulch over 6,000 trees
Including schools, faith based congregations,
service clubs, and tree lovers…
To Take Action!
To raise awareness and funds, KIB hosts
Draft for Draught
Lessons Learned
Learn from others!
Don’t start from scratch, find out what has
worked…
Prepare and have a Plan (KIB has no...
Andrew Hart
ahart@kibi.org
“Stepping in for Mother Nature – KIB’s Dance for Rain” by Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry, Keep Indianapolis Beaut...
“Stepping in for Mother Nature – KIB’s Dance for Rain” by Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry, Keep Indianapolis Beaut...
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Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, discusses tree care and watering after severe drought at the 2013 ACTrees Day.

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“Stepping in for Mother Nature – KIB’s Dance for Rain” by Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

  1. 1. Stepping in for Mother Nature: When 'Nature's Call' Comes Up Short: KIB's Dance for Rain
  2. 2. Deadly Drought of 2012
  3. 3. Reaching out to valuable resources
  4. 4. Learning lessons from those who have gone before
  5. 5. “Take Action!”
  6. 6. KIB Project Database
  7. 7. All 27,000 trees planted over the past five years…
  8. 8. Allowed us to create maps of all our trees
  9. 9. Within two weeks, KIB was watering thousands of trees weekly
  10. 10. Projects from the past five years were targeted
  11. 11. Engaging KIB’s Youth Tree Team
  12. 12. And private contractors (farmers from southern Indiana) and several other local landscape contractors
  13. 13. Along with KIB volunteers… 11,000 trees were watered each week for over two months!
  14. 14. KIB’s website informed people of need to water
  15. 15. Social media was engaged
  16. 16. Videos of how to water trees were created using the ideas of other organizations
  17. 17. KIB Arborists featured on all major Indy news networks talking about the drought
  18. 18. Mulch Madness program created to help save water and trees
  19. 19. With cool props, like the Mulch o’Meter!
  20. 20. Hundreds of volunteers were engaged to mulch over 6,000 trees
  21. 21. Including schools, faith based congregations, service clubs, and tree lovers…
  22. 22. To Take Action!
  23. 23. To raise awareness and funds, KIB hosts Draft for Draught
  24. 24. Lessons Learned Learn from others! Don’t start from scratch, find out what has worked… Prepare and have a Plan (KIB has now developed a Drought Plan) Be grateful if you have tracked your trees, and if you haven’t…now is the time to start!
  25. 25. Andrew Hart ahart@kibi.org

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