Today’s Itinerary: 106 miles
8:00 a.m. Tree dedication at the Wisconsin State Capital
10:15 a.m. Rest stop and tree dedication at the Blue Mound State Park
12:15 p.m. Lunch at the Wollersheim Winery
1:30 p.m. Rest stop at Devil’s Lake State Park
2:00 p.m. Arborjet sponsored an EAB Defense Demonstration at Attridge Park
6:00 p.m. Reception/Dinner at Chula Vista
On the Road Again
Last night we stayed at the Hyatt Place in Madison where I had a fantastic view of towering pines of the Wisconsin Dells. After a good night’s rest, we got back on the road and started the day’s 106 mile journey. I am a Stihl Tour des Trees rookie and have found that all veteran riders have been extremely helpful to me. This morning, Harry and Dick didn’t hesitate to stop riding when they saw me fumbling with a flat on the roadside. With their assistance, I was rolling again quickly and we made it to the Arborjet demonstration on time.
Saving Ash Trees
The treatment demonstrations at Attridge Park in Baraboo were a great success. Arborjet donated injection treatments into 4 prominent ash trees in the park to prevent them from EAB infestation. The city has 1,200 publicly owned ash trees and plans to treat more than half in its urban forestry plan. This year, they’ve already treated 180 trees with Arborjet’s TREE-äge® Insecticide. Treating trees for Emerald Ash Borer before the infestation starts is a top priority in this quaint community.
Preserve and Protect
Baraboo Mayor Mike Palm praised Arborjet for helping city preserve and protect hundreds of ash trees through injection treatment. “These trees will continue to provide beauty to our park, shade to our residents and value to the community.”
Tomorrow we ride 87 miles to Stevens Point where I am looking forward to connecting with Dr. Rich Bauer, a great advocate for urban trees.
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