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Rockler plants 10,000 trees for Earth Day

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware's partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund will result in the planting of 10,000 trees this spring.

The Earth Day effort involves two separate planting projects in northwestern Indiana and southeastern Ohio.

The Indiana planting will take place in May on an 8-acre portion of a site called the Doak Property, managed by Purdue University. It will feature several hardwood species including black walnut, cherry, northern red oak and white oak with softwood nurse trees interspersed to optimize the health and growth of all 5,000 trees planted, according to Rockler.

A selection of 5,000 trees, including northern red oak, white oak and black walnut,0 will be planted this spring on a ten acre parcel of the Gifford State Forest in Athens County, Ohio. The land is managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and is part of its ongoing sustainable forest regeneration effort.

Both planting sites are open to the public and promote education and awareness of the sustainability of forested land.

"We are very pleased to work with the Hardwood Forestry Fund to plant thousands of trees as a celebration of Earth Day and sustainable hardwood forests," Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman said in a statement. "The life cycle of these trees will continually provide valuable hardwoods for up and coming generations of woodworkers."

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