A Reedsburg organization earned recognition from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council at the recent 2017 Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR conference in Green Bay.

The Popple Trail Invasive Species Removal Project in Webb Park, Reedsburg earned the Project Partnership award for the excellent demonstration of a collaborative partnership involving numerous community groups of all ages. Because of their effort to remove invasive buckthorn and plant trees to restore the urban forest and enhance wildlife habitat, the recreational and educational opportunities of an urban corridor were increased.

It was one of five individuals/organizations recognized at Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR conference.

“The awards recognize and thank individuals and organizations for their work and commitment to the trees, plantings, habitat and economic benefits they provide,” said Kristin Gies, co-chair of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council’s award committee. “Reviewing the nominations each year is a wonderful way to see the great things happening around Wisconsin and to support healthy community forests.”

The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council advises the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry on the best ways to manage urban and community forest resources.

Learn more by visiting DNR.wi.gov and searching for the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.