Coordinator of the US Forest Service's Urban Connections program in Milwaukee, Jean Claassen, and this year's intern group Taylor Ruffin, Arturo Garcia, and Cassie Cibik spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the program.
Students at most colleges and universities around the state are back in class at this point. For a group of students that spent the summer in Milwaukee, they take back with them lessons learned in developing environmental curricula for young people.
This year Milwaukee was host to the annual three day conference for the International Society of Arboriculture. Arborists from around the world traveled to Milwaukee to discuss best practices and share information about how to protect and nurture our urban canopy. And as you might guess, it takes some work to keep it healthy. Local arborists tackle everything from invasive species like the Emerald Ash Borer to everyday stressors like road salt and drought.