Medina celebrates its trees

July 24, 2018 by  

Professor Elwood Pricklethorn will be in Medina soon to give a program in tree science to youngsters, for whom it is specifically designed.

The presentation is 45 minutes long and talks about how trees grow, how and where a tree should be planted to help it live a long time, and how to take care of it. The presentation is ‘Trees Please Pep Rally’, and will be followed by a tree planting ceremony in honor of Medina’s Bicentennial.

Professor Pricklethorn will have his Air-Scrubbing Oxygen Factory with him to illustrate how important trees are to everyone. Afterwards, the Tour des Trees will arrive, and vintage chainsaws will be on display.

The Tour des Trees is an annual event consisting of a bicycle ride of more than 500 miles. The Tour is the main public outreach effort of the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Since it began in 1992, Tour riders have biked through cities and towns in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, where they have planted trees, educated children, and discussing the importance of tree care based on scientific principles. The Tour advances the TREE Fund’s mission of supporting discoveries in tree science, and sharing new knowledge in urban forestry and arboriculture.

The Trees Please Pep Rally is slated for next Tuesday, July 31, starting at 11:00 am, at the Gazebo in Uptown Park.

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