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University of Georgia School of Forestry Students Initiate Unique Projects at Stekoa Creek Park

This spring, students from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are working to inventory a forested section of Stekoa Creek Park, that consists of a stand of densely packed, young trees. The students are identifying the best native trees to retain, and which ones to thin out to create a native tree arboretum. They are also geo-referencing all of the native trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the park, to create an audio tour that park visitors can access via their mobile devices. The audio tour will tell the natural history of a selection of plants, with a focus on how the plants were used by Native Americans.