Arcadia seniors plant trees with help from Ashley Furniture

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Arcadia senior class planted nearly 100 trees Thursday thanks to a donation from Ashley Furniture Industries.

Thirty students planted the trees, which included 50 white pines as well as other tree species, along Fairfield Drive on the school grounds.

“This project is a great opportunity for our students to give back to their community and help plant trees that will give joy to people for years to come,” said Lance Bagstad,  superintendent of the Arcadia School District. “The trees donated as part of this project will not only beautify the school grounds but will be a lasting legacy and testament to the care and  commitment that Ashley Furniture and Ron and Joyce Wanek have to the Arcadia community.”

In addition to the 100 trees being planted at the school, Ashley will donate additional trees to the city of Arcadia in honor and memory of Dr. Leon English, a dedicated community member who served the region throughout his lifetime.

“By enhancing the habitat today, we ensure our future generations will be able to appreciate it tomorrow,” said Ron Wanek, Founder & Chairman, Ashley Furniture Industries. “I enjoy providing young people with the tools to build a better environment and to teach them about the importance of planting trees – they clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul.”