A "treemendous" time forestry workshop at Northern Lights Community School

May 07, 2022

Rachael Olesiak, Research Plot Coordinator with the Cloquet Forestry Center, provided instruction to students from the Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) team at Northern Lights Community School during the YES! workshop on March 10. Students learned firsthand about their school’s woodland using hands-on activities to identify tree species, distinguishing between species that like shade and those that require sunlight, and species that grow well in wet areas compared to ones that prefer dry soil. The group practiced making a tree planting grid by considering plant spacing and how to protect growing trees from grazing animals. They also practiced using compasses and pacing in order to flag the plot for planting. Read the full story at the Grand Rapids Herald Review