Wisconsin DNR offers free tree seedlings to fourth-grade classes across the state
Posted: 9:43 AM, Oct 08, 2019
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA - SEPTEMBER 17: A member of a U.S. Park Service revegetation crew holds a whitebark pine seedling with mycorrhizae fungi on its roots on Mount Brown September 17, 2019 in Glacier National Park, Montana. The crew planted 585 two-year-old whitebark pine seedlings among the skeletal remains of the 2017 Sprague Creek Fire because the tree grows more successfully in ground that was recently burned. With annual average temperatures in Montana rising almost three degrees Fahrenheit since 1950, high elevation tree species like the whitebark pine that were not previously threatened are now facing an increase in blister rust infections, mountain pine beetle infestations and wildfire. A slow-growing species that lives at elevations above 6,000 feet, the whitebark is an essential source of food for many birds and small mammals. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
According to state statute, every fourth-grade classroom in Wisconsin can order tree seedlings from the Department of Natural Resources for free.