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Success Story: Tara

Tara* has learned a lot of different skills through her summer job with Tree Trust – like the importance of getting to work on time and how to interact with different people – but the best skill she gained is communication. “My communication skills got a lot better,” she said. “I used to be anti-social and shy and didn’t like to talk to people, but now I do.” Tara added that she likes working on a
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Success Story: Rob

Rob* enjoyed his summer job with Tree Trust so much in 2012 that he applied again for the summer of 2014 – and was excited to be back! Rob is a member of a Youth Conservation Corps crew that has been hard at work building a so-called “bee shed” for preschool children to safely view honeybees and their hives at Dodge Nature Center. Rob, 18, has learned a lot about teamwork and working with diverse
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Success Story: Amy

Amy* is only 14, but she’s got big plans for the future – and Tree Trust is helping her achieve them. It’s Amy’s first summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps crew in Bloomington, where she helped build paver patios and other outdoor environmental improvement projects. “It’s a workout!” she notes with a giggle. She first learned about Tree Trust’s summer employment opportunities from her olde
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Success Story: Rachel

Rachel* is 16 and a junior in high school. She heard about the Tree Trust Youth Conservation Corps from her mom and her school counselor, and thought that it sounded like a good opportunity. Through participating in the program she has learned about landscape construction and has developed leadership skills. Rachel stated that “I know that I can lead very well and help my crew leader out when she
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The Importance of Tomorrow’s Trees

By Karen Zumach, Community Forestry Manager When was the last time you were stopped in your tracks by the size of a tree in your neighborhood or in your local park?  Chances are pretty good, that if you’re like me, it seems to happen less often these days. Larger trees seem to be disappearing from our landscape more and more each year. Storms, pests, old age, poor planting practices and disease al
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