VEISHEA, Iowa State's traditional spring celebration, met another year's success in 1996. The Forestry Club joined in the activities by giving away blue spruce and white spruce seedlings to people of all ages. An informative proper tree care card was also handed out with each seedling. This was to get the new arborists started on the right foot. These seedlings were planted back in October by some helpful volunteers, and kept in the greenhouse over the long Iowa winter. They were thinned once just before Christmas and really took off in growth over the first part of the new year, reaching a height of around five inches. The seedling give away is always a popular activity, almost as popular as the guest appearance of Smokey the Bear.
Ames Forester: Vol. 83
, Article 13.
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