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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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Helpful tips for spring lawn and tree maintenance

Even though it’s still a bit chilly outside, the time to start thinking about lawn and tree care is now. A healthy summer lawn starts with important spring maintenance. Follow these tips to keep your lawn and trees in the best condition this spring.  For your lawn: Consider fertilizing soon and applying pre-emergent herbicide to control dandelions and crabgrass. (Don’t worry if you have lilacs: yo
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Guest Blog Post: Garage Daze

“When are we going to do something new? Tired of digging!” At first I was irked when I read what one of my students wrote in his evaluation, especially because I often stress to my crew members that they aren’t going to enjoy every task they are assigned … in any job. On the other hand, I couldn’t blame the young man for formulating his frustration. Ten straight workdays of turning up
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