On Friday, May 5, 2017, eight - 4th graders from the Adams-Friendship School District visited the Full Cycle Tree Farm in Adams County. May 5th is the anniversary date of the Cottonville Fire which occurred May 5th, 2005, and burnt through the Full Cycle Tree Farm. This group was the 11th group of 4th graders to help in the re-planting of trees after the fire. Wheeler's Laura Lane Nursery generously donated 100 red pine seedlings, along with a yearly donation from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of seedling trees for each 4th grader to plant. In addition to planting trees, the group participated in an activity of cross-cut sawing of tree cookies. They tried their had (or feet) at log-rolling and also watched a sawmill make boards from a large log.
National Tree Farm award recipients Jim and Marlene Zdanovec and Regional Tree Farm award recipients Marlin and George Beck joined Nancy Livingston, Lee Johnston and other volunteers to make the day enjoyable for the 4th graders.
The Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee helped sponsor the event.