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Trees For Tomorrow To Host "Forest Fest", Celebrate 75 Years

Trees For Tomorrow

A festival designed to celebrate trees and all the things they provide us is set for later this month in Eagle River.

"Forest Fest" is presented by Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. Attendees learn about the heritage and legacy of Wisconsin’s timber industry, and modern day techniques and equipment through demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities. Programs that focus on sustainable management of our natural resources include wood harvesting, wood products, wilderness, wildlife, water quality and recreation.

"Trees" spokesperson Chantal Kuczmarski talks about more activities..

"..So we feature an array of different festivities throughout the day and that includes modern logging equipment demonstrations, logging history presentations, papermaking, birds of prey presentation and more..."

Kuczmarski says the event is family-oriented, offering something for all ages. She says while it is a free event, there is a suggested donation of $5 person. Trees For Tomorrow's mission is education and she says there's a number of exhibits including a walk-through trailer highlighting North American wildlife, another demonstration on wildfires and a forest trail tour to learn about wetlands and wildlife at their campus.

75 is a key number this year...

"...This year marks Trees For Tomorrow's 75th anniversary, and we have a special ceremony honoring TFT legacy that takes place at 11:00 a.m. We'll also be doing a commemorative tree planting. TFT is also partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to celebrate Smokey Bear who is also turning 75. A special birthday party will take place all day, celebrating TFT's and Smokey Bears 75th birthday..."

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, July 27 at the Trees for Tomorrow campus in Eagle River. More is online at treesfortomorrow.com/forest fest

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