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La Crosse celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting

28th annual event in La Crosse

La Crosse celebrates Arbor Day with a...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Friday was Arbor Day, and La Crosse city officials celebrated with a tree planting.

The city's Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department hosted students to plant a tree at Myrick Park. Department leaders hope the day reminds people they should replace any trees removed to avoid impacting the environment in a negative way.

The 28th annual event offered the Evangelical Lutheran students hands on experience planting and caring for trees.

"Kids understand things when they get to put their hands on them, and hopefully those lessons that they learn by planting a tree will continue throughout their lives so they can plant their own trees at some point,” said La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Steve Carlyon.

The Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department will be planting another 500 trees throughout La Crosse this year as a part of the Emerald Ash Borer program.


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