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Mike Krebill
  • Male
  • Keokuk, IA
  • United States
  • Retired from teaching
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"By the way, my love of trees started when I watched my older brother plant a tree at my elementary school forty years ago!  I thought he was the coolest person ever. "
Feb 20, 2012
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"Hi Mike, That is a great tree planting story!  Welcome to American Grove!  Please post feedback and/or questions about trees or network by responding to this comment, or feel free to post photos or read or post to our tree blog. …"
Feb 20, 2012
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Interests
Factors promoting establishment of trees in high clay soils.

Encouraging teachers to make trees a part of their curriculum.

Assisting school classes with planting trees on school grounds.

Assisting youth and adult groups with planting trees in city parks.
Place of Work
Retired from teaching
I plant trees because....
We had to move a 1 1/2" diameter Zelkova to the spot where it should have be planted along the sidewalk leading to the entrance of Keokuk Middle School. The misplanted tree was a block and a half away, by the lower parking lot, and quite heavy even with the help of a wheelbarrow. The soil on the school property is a dense, sticky clay that hardens to brick when dried out. We were grateful to Keokuk General Contractors for use their large 36" augur to dig the new planting hole. However, it was dug too deeply and had water standing in it when it was time to plant. We shoveled it back in and tamped it down with our shoes, nearly losing our shoes in the process. What a mess!

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At 11:23am on February 20, 2012, Administrator said…

By the way, my love of trees started when I watched my older brother plant a tree at my elementary school forty years ago!  I thought he was the coolest person ever.

At 11:20am on February 20, 2012, Administrator said…

Hi Mike,

That is a great tree planting story! 

Welcome to American Grove!  Please post feedback and/or questions about trees or network by responding to this comment, or feel free to post photos or read or post to our tree blog.  Thank you for joining your state grove.

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