Greenspire students plant nearly 700 trees in celebration of Earth Day

The Traverse City Record Dealer recently reported on Conversation Resource Alliance and our work for Earth Day. Below is a brief excerpt, but I encourage you to read the full article.

Paul Kogelschatz, CRA watershed coordinator, said that about 80-90 percent of the 675 trees and shrubs planted should survive and take root. That percentage would be higher if the planting were done mechanically, but Kogelschatz said imprinting the importance of nature on a large group of children will have a much greater long-term impact on the environment.

“We’d rather see the kids out here. The 10 percent difference is worth losing a handful of trees to get these kids excited about conservation,” he said. “A lot of groups that we work with, they’ll plant around 50-100 trees. This is an impressive number, especially for this age group. This is a really cool project and really important.”