WildLink Cottonwood Planting 09/03/19

Twenty-four awesome students from Turlock and Pitman High School WildLink Clubs spent a cool and blustery Saturday morning cutting and transplanting cottonwood branches into several marshes at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. The drought killed many of the cottonwood and willow trees so we were there to help rehabilitate the area. Apparently sticking branches in the ground will cause the branches to root and create new trees! Perhaps in two or three years we can see the fruits of our labor, and hopefully in 10-15 years animals will be able to enjoy the cover that the trees provide.
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