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Planting in to take invasives out

Over 250 trees and perennial plants were given out by the Door County Land Trust at Main Street Market last weekend with an ulterior motive in mind. The giveaway was the first of three weekends where the Door County Land Trust is celebrating “The Big Plant.” The Village of Egg Harbor and Crossroads at Big Creek have held similar events already this year. Cinnamon Rossman from the Door County Land Trust says the trees will hopefully replace the thousands of ash trees that have had to be removed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. She adds the removal of the ash trees has caused some unintended consequences that could be addressed by planting the trees and perennials.

The Door County Land Trust will be giving out additional trees and plants on May 8th at Southern Door School District and May 15th at their Sturgeon Bay headquarters. The events run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Photo by Dave Heilman and Door County Land Trust. The yellow coneflower is one of the options of plants people can choose from as a part of DCLT's Big Plant Initiative.

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