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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Northern Wisconsin, USA

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Northern Wisconsin, USA
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Laquesha



Registered: December 2008
City/Town/Province: Newton
Posts: 1
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The photo is not of the project, unfortunately we were unable to obtain a digital camera that day.


My parents own approximately 80 hectares of land in Northern Wisconsin that was once a rich biodiverse ecosystem, until a paper company clear cut it prior to my family's purchase. Over the years we have consistently planted native trees on it every spring in order to create a more diverse forest and promote the growth of some of the hardwoods that the land desperately needs. This spring was no different, my parents gave me a list of trees offered at the local County Extension office, and I did some research and picked out the native species that would do well in the type of soil and surroundings available. There were some pine, cedar, oak, spruce, and a few native shrubs that were fruit bearing and would be a welcome food source for wildlife. We try to plant 500 every year, and this year was no different. The funding for the trees all came from my parents, to which I was grateful, and then we three, as well as my grandmother, put in the labor and planted all these beautiful trees. I look forward to seeing them grow, as the ones we planted on the first year already tower above me.
Date: December 31, 2008 Views: 4436 File size: 40.8kb, 356.0kb : 1125 x 1500
Hours Volunteered: 20
Volunteers: 4
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 19 to 65
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 64
Native Trees Planted: 500
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