Watkins in Winona held its Arbor Day tree planting celebration a few weeks ago. Usually, the weather in Minnesota makes actual Arbor Day (the last Friday in April) a tricky time to be planting. Arbor Days over the years have “gifted” us with snowstorms and the ground is still a little frozen from winter.
Left: Heather Treague from our Sustainability Team; Right: Melissa Mansfield from Accounting
Our Sustainability Team donated to The Arbor Day Foundation, and in return, they supplied us with 100 trees to donate to our employees! We’re planting them to beautify our campus, our yards and even providing 10 to the Winona Community Parks and the Boy Scouts.
Melissa, shown above, was excited to plant the trees with her family, and even thought of a cool new way to reuse the tubes as bird feeders!
The Lab Team with their trees!
The best part of Arbor Day celebrations is the benefits you reap YEARS down the road with the tree. Did you participate in any festivities this year?