Kody Litzen (from left), and Gavin and Aiden Ostermann came prepared to plant trees last Saturday. The boys were part of a project to plant 100 Liberty elm trees that were donated to schools, parks, churches and other public places by Carlson Funeral Home. This business has been part of Rhinelander for 100 years and the 100 trees were in tribute to that accomplishment. The boys planted the elm trees in the yard of the former Curran School which is also home to the Old School Arts and Learning Center. More than 100 people also participated in the tree planting project.
Organizations that were involved include the City of Rhinelander, cemeteries, schools, service clubs, golf courses and the Master Gardeners group. The goal of the project was to aid the City of Rhinelander in its designation as a national “Tree City.”