If you're a 3 year old oak tree, life is tough. Deer nibble your shoots, drought and invasive grasses take your water, and you just might get stepped on. On Thursday, June 12, volunteers from the Pacific Forestry Centre learned how to help seedlings planted in the fall of 2005. Planted as a part of HAT's Colquitz River Good Neighbours Project, native shrubs and trees were installed to restore the natural creek buffer that protects this rare urban salmon waterway. Staff collared the plants with large sheets of cardboard then mulched on top with compost produced onsite from oak leaves and fir needles. Thanks to Arezoo Zamani for organising the event!