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Green Horizons

Volume 22, Number 1
Winter 2018


Fun Climb at Music Festival Connects People to Trees

By Ann Koenig| Community Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation

The second Trees Work tree climb at Roots n Blues n BBQ (a three day music and food festival) was held last October in Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO. Ann Koenig, community forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation, partnered with the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC), Roots n Blues, Bucket Media, Adventure Tree, the Columbia Tree Task Force, Tree Keepers, City of Columbia Parks and Rec, and True/False Film Festival to pull off this two day tree climb with 14 volunteers, 12 climbing ropes, one swing that held four people, one tree and a few hundred participants (we estimated 350)! Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted in the Roots n Blues Tree Climb.

Stephens Lake Park Arboretum will be part of the annual MCFC conference tour and Guy Mott, Founder, Director and Lead Instructor of Adventure Tree, will be a conference presenter. You can learn more about the site and the program at the upcoming Annual MCFC Conference, March 13-15, 2018.

Music festival goers peer down from the branches


Volunteers played a critical role in ensuring safety and fun at the 2017 Roots 'n Blues festival


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