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Cottonwood Tree Wrapping

2010 Milk River, Alberta, Canada
Jalen Hulit from Erle River High was in the finals for the Grade 7 -9 Division of the 2010 Caring for our Watershed (CFW).

Jalen’s idea was to wire 50 young cottonwood seedlings to avoid them being trampled or browed by livestock and people. This would control erosion and improve the riparian health along the banks of the Milk River and make the banks of the river stronger and thereby reducing erosion in vulnerable areas. The project was completed June 25th, 2011. About 30 cottonwood trees were wrapped.

Construction material was donated by Alberta Conservation Association (ACA). MRWCC assisted in the implementation, as well as many volunteers to help in wrapping the cottonwood trees.