THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Students Plant Nursery Trees
Issue Date: May 14, 2014
The Wisconsin Public Service Corporation donated three nursery stock trees at the Wausaukee School May 6th. Greg Kirchmayer, Forester for WPS and Brian Hobbs of Asplunduh, picked up the trees and led the students in planting. Jenny Short from WPS also assisted.
Three Wausaukee Elementary classes were able to help plant the trees. They were Mrs. Tracy 's first grade class who planted a Catalpa tree, Mrs. Beno 's 3rd graders planted an Autumn Blaze tree, and Mrs. Powell 's 3rd grade class planted a Fiesta tree. Kirchmayer explained the importance of digging safely and having the area checked for underground pipes and lines as well as overhead power lines. He also discussed the benefits from trees such as shade, lumber and air quality. Hobbs and Kirchmayer told about the planting process and had students participate from the beginning. They blast shoveled, making sure the tree was straight, filling the hole back in, and learning how to properly mulch around the tree after it was planted. This is the fifth year of participation in this program and the Wausaukee School thank WPS.
In addition to the three nursery trees planted, Kirchmayer brought with approximately 300 small Dogwood, Crab apple, and Cranberry trees provided by WPS. There were enough trees for all elementary students to take one home to plant.