BARABOO, Wis. — Local companies acquired collectively on Friday to plant 75 bushes at Devil’s Lake State Park for Arbor Day.
Mature shade bushes in a number of areas of the park have been hit exhausting by years of illness and storms, in response to a information launch from Devil’s Lake Climbing Guides. The Arbor Day planting was a volunteer effort from round 40 employees and shopper volunteers who share a ardour and appreciation for the park.
“Every time you plant a tree, you’re investing in the future, both for people and the greater ecosystem,” John Joutras, an arborist with the Hartwood Tree Company, stated, “so these trees are going to provide some great shade for the campers. They’re also going to provide some habitat for native birds (and) even some insects that eat on the foliage.”
The new bushes are native varieties like white oak, ironwood, swamp white oak, hybrid elm, linden and Kentucky espresso. Alliant Energy supplied a $5,000 grant towards the hassle.
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