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TREE PLANTING ENCOURAGED DURING PANDEMIC – CONNECTING WITH OUR NATURAL WORLD

EAGLE RIVER, WI – What can tree planting do to help with the Coronavirus pandemic? During this time when all of our lives are continuing to be impacted by COVID-19, making a physical connection with nature can have a positive effect on your health – and the health of our natural resources.

“Hands-on activities like tree planting is a great family-inclusive activity,” said Juli Welnetz, Seedling Program Coordinator. “Hands-on activities encourage children to participate in a way that will enhance learning, allowing them to practice motor skills and learn a good work ethic.”

For over 75 years, Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) has provided quality tree seedlings to support our accredited environmental education programs. The typical cost per seedling is $1.50 per seedling, however during the month of June, TFT is offering a three-for-one offer to encourage people to easily and affordably begin a tree planting project..

TFT’s 2020 selection of tree species are chosen to thrive in Wisconsin’s climate and include red pine, white pine, Norway spruce, and white cedar. Because they are grown and kept in their own “container” they can be kept for weeks if watered regularly, allowing flexibility of planting.

“By simply planting a tree today, you’ll be helping to clean the air we breathe, the water we drink and provide wildlife habitat,” added Welnetz.​

For more information or to place an order, call (715) 479-6456, ext. 226, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to  treesfortomorrow.com/Tree-Seedlings/ for online ordering or for a downloadable order form. Because of COVID-19 precautions, all orders must be placed and paid for in advance. No walk-ins are allowed. Pick up date and time will be finalized after order is paid and processed. Orders can be shipped for an additional fee to WI MN, MI and IL.

Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit natural resources specialty school that serves school groups throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Our campus, located in the heart of Eagle River, includes National Forest property under permit from the USDA Forest Service.​

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