Ada-Borup-West Students to Assist City of Halstad with Tree Planting

Ada-Borup-West Students to Assist City of Halstad with Tree Planting

May 20, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — With warmer weather and May being Arbor Month, now is a great time to plant a tree, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Healthy trees are important to Minnesota and its residents, but Minnesota’s trees are under stress from changing temperature and precipitation patterns, and more extreme weather events. Planting a healthy tree adapted to changing climate conditions and choosing a species that adds to the diverse mix of trees in the surrounding area improves resilience to these stressors.

This coming Monday, a number of students from the Ada-Borup-West High School are heading over to the city of Halstad to help them plant trees as part of Arbor Month, according to Ada-Borup-West High School Principal Josh Carlson.

The City of Halstad will be planting approximately 600 trees starting at 12:30pm on Creamery Hill. Volunteers are still appreciated! Contact Halstad Municipal Utilities for more information.

The Arbor Month page of the DNR website (mndnr.gov/ArborMonth) has resources for choosing a climate resilient tree that is suitable for different locations, planting and caring for trees, and understanding how trees mitigate the effects of climate change.