A much nicer tree story

March 15, 2013 -  By

Last week on this blog, we wrote about a heartbreaking tree-related story (Check it out here). Now, we relay one that’s much more positive. South suburban Chicago paper Southtown Star recently wrote about Jim Tresouthick, a landscape maintenance supervisor for the village of Homewood, Ill., who’s taking a stand against the emerald ash borer and planting an urban forest to last generations.

Nearly 2,600 of the town’s ash trees were impacted by the emerald ash borer. Now, Tresouthick is busy planting a “forest of the future” in the village. His goal, he tells the paper, is to plant between 42 and 80 tree species that are able to thrive in an urban environment—”something that will be here for generations.”

It’s nice to read about someone who’s taking action and really making a difference. Read the full article and learn more of Tresouthick’s efforts, here.

Beth Geraci

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