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Students Dig Into Tree Planting on Arbor Day

KSAL Staff - April 28, 2017 12:18 pm

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Seven Kansas Wesleyan students picked up shovels Friday morning and helped the City of Salina celebrate Kansas Arbor Day.

According to the school, Steve Blue, city forester, lead the planting of a crabapple tree on the KWU campus. He gave tips for tree planting as the students dug a hole, placed the tree, filled the hole and added mulch. Students helping with the planting were biology majors Tanner Ranieri, senior; Josiah Smith, senior; Betzabeth Garcia, senior; MicKayla Chiles, senior; Dylan Boyd, junior; and Katie Hernandez, senior; and Ecospheric Studies and Community Resilience major Diego Sanchez, senior.

“We know that we have about 9,000 street tree in Salina,” Blue explained “Probably about 15 years ago we had about 14,000 street trees in Salina. So how do you fix that? You push tree planting.”

Salina was recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the 27th consecutive year.

Keith W. Davis

May 1, 2017 at 4:15 am

Hi Steve,
How about extending tree services to some surrounding communities?

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