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.
- Committee vote canceled on 'alcohol czar' bill
- Wisconsin Assembly passes Walker's welfare overhaul bills
- Wisconsin Assembly OKs wetland permit exemptions bill
- Prairie du Chien's Matt Antoine comes up short in pursuit of Olympic medal
- Local school districts discuss security measures following Florida mass shooting
- Backpacks donated to local police departments in memory of young murder victim
- Health experts point to lack of residential treatment access for drug addicts
- News 8 Highlight Zone - February 16, 2018
- Community efforts continue to restore Myrick duck house
- ‘Alcohol czar' bill vote canceled