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Kids help La Crosse park workers plant a tree for Arbor Day at Myrick



If it’s the last Friday in April, that means it’s time to honor trees.

Students from First Lutheran School in La Crosse sang in celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, at Myrick Park, and then helped city staffers plant a bur oak tree near the entrance to the park.

Students from First Lutheran School of La Crosse spread wood chips where a tree was planted on Arbor Day

Mayor Mitch Reynolds and other La Crosse city staffers joined in the Myrick ceremony, before the rain started.

The ceremony marked the 35th time that the La Crosse park department has officially celebrated the yearly day for planting trees. The observance of Arbor Day began more than 150 years ago in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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