The 3rd grade has planted their black walnut trees. This year we did a little different program for them. Arline, Carolyn Wilkerson and Gail read a skit for the students with a lesson on local history featuring the adventures and achievements of August Kleine and a lesson about conservation and restoration. We encourage students to not only care about their environment but to know that each person can make a difference in caring for the environment.
The school program is just one part of our restoration efforts for the year. We are conducting a modest experiment on the viability of the nuts from our various seed sources to see if we get better trees from one tree than another. You will notice that the trees are separated by survey flags to indicate the origins of the trees and each pot is also marked as to its seed origin. We may need to repeat this experiment for several years before we have any data we can rely on, but it should be interesting.
Thank you everyone who helped with the project this year from the party to get pots ready for the school children to the day of the event. There is a lot of interest in our community about these trees and we look forward to getting more of them out in the community.
Planted Black Walnut Seed