Tree Planting

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Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is preparing to install a new president on Wednesday, July 1.

The Lone Pine Tree, an iconic tree that stood on SAU’s campus for almost 50 years, was downed in a storm in 1956. That tree will be replanted in a ceremony to welcome the twelfth president of SAU, Trey Berry.

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A Bossier City firm will plant 6 million loblolly pine and other hardwood varieties on managed timberland in the Ark-La-Tex this winter. Lorenzo Tunek, owner of All Regions Services, Inc., is in the process of hiring about 60 temporary workers from Mexico.

Tunek can’t find anyone locally who’s willing to do this kind of backbreaking work. Each worker will plant about 3,000 seedlings per day. Tunek said  they’re paid by the number of trees they plant.