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Members of the Sustainable Solutions for Tomorrow (SSFT) club at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh gathered Tuesday near the Arts and Communication Center for the planting of the first tree in the planned Heirloom Apple Orchard. The heirloom orchard will help preserve all the remaining Wisconsin apple varieties, saving their DNA for future generations. More trees will be planted around the Oshkosh campus and, when the apples are ripe, will be available for the UWO community to pick and eat. The project is supported by the Green Fund, a student-run committee funded through students’ segregated fees to implement sustainable projects for campus initiatives.

The tree-planting, which was aided by Chancellor Andy Leavitt, also was streamed on the UW Oshkosh Sustainability Facebook page.

Apple tree planting. Oct. 27, 2020

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