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Local arborist visits area schools


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IRONWOOD - For National Arbor Day, Doug Foley - a former teacher at Ironwood Area Schools and co-owner of 906 Tree Service LLC - returned to Luther L. Wright on Friday morning to teach fourth grade students about the importance of trees.

The fourth-grade classes of teachers Daniel Negro, Judy Balchik and Rebecca Sim gathered in the school's makerspace room on the second floor to hear Foley's presentation. Foley introduced himself to the classes as an arborist, a job he described as like being a "tree doctor" who helps make trees stronger and treat t...