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Marion County BOE considers
massive tree planting plan
From the June 18, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
The Marion County Board of Education is working on a grand plan to turn the promise of 62,000 donated trees into an educational program for local students, a nice nature walking trail for the public, and an investment that could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in future years.
Local resident Sam Rigdon, a retired forester who is now the district chairman of the Pine Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District, and USDA District
Conservationist Lewis Fokes spoke to the school board about the possibility during a meeting last week.
International Forest Company of Moultrie has pledged to donate 62,600 pine tree seedlings and to pay to have them planted next fall or winter. They would be a variety of types, with the majority being longleaf and loblolly, along with perhaps a smaller amount of slash and shortleaf varieties.
The trees would be planted in the ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.