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Leadership FDL Team Raises Awareness About The Emerald Ash Borer

A Leadership Fond du Lac Team raised awareness about the Emerald Ash Borer problem in Fond du Lac by planting a tree at Parkside Elementary School late Friday morning. Leadership Fond du Lac Director Brenda Gudex says the Emerald Ash Borer could have a devastating impact on the City’s Ash tree population. She says 28 percent of the trees in Fond du Lac are Ash trees. She says because of the Emerald Ash Borer two of the Ash trees outside of Parkside Elementary had to be cut down. One of the “Team Con-DU-It” members is Parkside Principal Stacey Buchholz. Other team members include Kimberly Klaetsch, Lisa Hayes, Mike Owens and Ryan Zitlow. The team also partnered with the Fond du Lac High School’s Environmental Club and will be tying green ribbons around Ash trees at other schools this week.