Paddock Lake Arbor Day 2016 coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

pl-arbor-day-2016-1Paddock Lake celebrated Arbor Day 2016 on Saturday with another dimension to its program to eliminate the emerald ash borer within the village.

Participants in Saturday’s celebration planted three kinds of trees on land within the waster water treatment facility. These trees, and others planted elsewhere within the facility’s grounds, will be given to residents who have participated in the removal of ash trees that have been infested with the destructive emerald ash borer, said village administrator Tim Popanda.

“We should be replacing the trees, not just taking the trees down,” Popanda said.

Cutting down trees infected with the borer is the only effective way to stop the spread of the pest. The village has a program to help property owners fund the removal of infected trees by sharing the cost.

At the ceremony, Kim Sebastian of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources presented the village with its 17th Tree City USA designation.

Also in attendance were village President Terry Burns, Trustees Barb Brenner and Gary Kaddatz and county Supervisor John Poole. Local Scouts and their parents did most of the planting.

Here is some video of remarks by Popanda and Sebastian:

Here is some video of the planting followed by some more photos:








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