DNR Reforestation Efforts for April, May

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdatesMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says it planted more than 7 million seedlings this spring on state forest land.

In all, the DNR reforested about 7,500 acres in April and May. The Arbor Day Foundation supported the planting of 400,000 tree seedlings in both the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula. Many of the seedlings used in the planting efforts came from the DNR-operated Wyman Nursery in Newberry.

The reforestation projects included replanting areas burned last May during the Duck Lake Fire that consumed 21,069 acres of state, federal and private forestland over a three day period in the eastern U.P.

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