The Tracey family here in Alpena planted 1700 white and black spruce trees.
The family says the trees will take at least 8 to 10 years to grow.
Jerry Tracey said, “We went ahead and planted about 1700 trees between today and last Saturday.”
The Tracey family had help from children and grandchildren to plant the trees on their property and some of the grandchildren are members of Future Farmers of America.
Huron Pines in rogers city planted a mix of balsam fur, white cider, and white birch trees.
District Forester for Presque Isle conservation district, Brittany Vanderwall said, “Rogers City is very connected to nature the community here highly values natural resources and tree canopy and I think that watching this forest grow in this barren space will do a lot of good for this community tree canopy has been proven to human health it obviously helps with climate change as well and storm water run off there’s a lot of human and natural benefits to having tree canopy I think people will feel a strong sense of ownership for the work that they did here today.”
Tree planting is good for the environment and creates renewable energy.
Huron Pines Engagement Specialist has this to say, Julia Butch “Huron pines was able to provide the Presque Isle conservation district with about $4,000 dollars of grant money from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation and the Consumers Energy Foundation to plant 500 trees here today for habitat restoration and also for managing storm water so for catching all that precipitation and run off and filtering it before it goes into the lake behind us.”
Northeast Michiganders are improving the environment by planting trees and these trees will one day grow and create more oxygen in nature.