Schumacher receives 10 trees for Wausa

WAUSA — Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall ReTree Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Village of Wausa received 10 free trees. Mayor William J. Schumacher applied last month for the 2018 Fall Planting Mini Grant.

The trees were planted by William J. Schumacher September 25, 2018 at the park and will also be watered by him. The Village received 2 Bald Cypress, 2 Hackberry, 2 Chinkapin Oak, 2 Triumph Elm, and 2 Catalpa.

They were planted during ReTree Nebraska week which is September 24-30, 2018. Wausa has been a Tree City USA member for 22 years. Schumacher also applied for and received 10 trees last year. Despite providing a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits, most Nebraska community forests have been in steady and sometimes dramatic decline. Many challenges contribute, including extreme weather, insects, disease and lack of diversity. The Emerald Ash borer is the latest major challenge added to the list.


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