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Wausaukee Students Help Plant Nursery Stock Trees
Issue Date: May 16, 2013
Wisconsin Public Service donated and helped to plant three nursery stock trees at the Wausaukee School on May 8. Greg Kirchmayer, WPS Forester and Bob Selmer of Asplunduh, picking up trees and helped the students plant them. James Nuthals, who works for Integrys, the environmental division of WPS, also assisted.
Three Wausaukee Elementary classes assisted with planting the trees. They were Mrs. Kwiatkowski 's kindergarten class which planted a Redbud tree, Mrs. Caine Fick 's 5th graders planted a Crab Apple tree, and the third graders of Mrs. Hass planted a Jane Magnolia. 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 benefits received from tress such as shade, lumber, and air quality. Selmer and Kirchmayer explained the planting process and had the students participating from the beginning. Students had a blast shoveling, 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 fourth year the students participated in the program and the school district thanks WPS for the opportunity.
In addition to the three nursery trees that were planted, Mr. Nuthals brought approximately 200 small Dogwood and Crab apple trees provided by WPS. There were enough trees for all of the elementary students to take one home to plant.