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Forest Recovery Project Grows Roots

The Forest Recovery Project announces its inaugural tree planting effort. Thanks to contributions from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 600 bare root seedlings have been ordered and volunteers are needed to get the trees into the ground. The first project area is the Kangaroo Lake Preserve. FRP will coordinate the tree planting with the blessing of The Nature Conservancy and the Door County Land Trust, who each own a portion of the preserve.

Team leader Bob Bultman is excited to get planting, and says, “This is shaping up to be an ideal planting season. We had plenty of moisture in the ground in autumn followed by above average winter precipitation. Soil conditions could not be better. I wish we had more trees to plant this year!”

Volunteers are needed to plant the trees. The trees will be delivered April 25. Contact Bob Bultman at 920.421.2283 or [email protected] to get on the call list for planting times and meeting location. Shovels can be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather. Tree-planting sessions will include information and brief hands-on demonstration of stewardship techniques that complement the tree planting effort.

The Forest Recovery Project (FRP) was founded in 2013 to help bridge a gap in public and private conservation efforts. The current fundraising goal is to build up a fund to help citizen groups plant native tree species on publicly accessible land each spring. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation should contact Bultman at 920.421.2283 or [email protected].