Trees For Tomorrow

Curious North: How Do Fish Survive The Winter?

Feb 14, 2020
Stephanie Kuski


Last summer, WXPR embarked on their Curious North Road Trip to the public library in Manitowish Waters, where Graham Brown, an Australian man with many questions about life up here in the Northwoods, posed a Curious North question.

Brown asked how fish survive the cold winters trapped beneath our vast frozen lakes.


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 For Tomorrow in Eagle River is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.

As part of our We Live Up Here series, Mackenzie Martin talked to their executive director about the importance of teaching children about conservation in our forests.

Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River celebrated their 75th anniversary of operation as a nonprofit natural resource specialty school in February.

Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River is again offering the public the opportunity to purchase trees from  them. Spokesperson Juli Welnetz says offering the public seedlings to plant on their property continues a long tradition...

" They're about two year old seedlings, they're not bare-root, they're in a dirt plug. It goes back to the history of Trees for Tomorrow. We're coming up on 74 years of TFT and we're beginnings were helping landowners reforest after the cutover...."

Trees for Tomorrow staff


The year is 1944. While WWII rages abroad, manufacturers at home strain to keep up the supply of resources. Nine paper and utility companies in northern Wisconsin look at the felled forests around them and decide to form an organization to ensure that there will still be resources for the future.

Trees for Tomorrow Tuesday received the first installment of a $60,000, three-year commitment to further education at the Eagle River campus.

TransCanada Corporation provided a matching grant to the $60,000 committed over three years by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation in Green Bay, totaling $120,000.

Trees For Tomorrow's Operations Manager Cheryl Todea says the funds will help Trees For Tomorrow continue its mission...