The Great Plains Society of American Foresters buys and plants new trees at Habitat for Humanity homes in Kansas and Nebraska. On June 3, Kayla and Ernest Wilhoite and family of Manhattan were the recipients of a new tree. | Download this photo.
Foresters continue tree planting tradition with Habitat for Humanity
Manhattan home is latest recipient
June 12, 2017
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The newest Habitat for Humanity home in Manhattan received a special gift from the Great Plains Society of American Foresters – a new tree.
The Great Plains Society of American Foresters has a tradition to buy and plant new trees at Habitat for Humanity homes in Kansas and Nebraska. On Saturday June 3, Kayla and Ernest Wilhoite and their children were the recipients of a butterfly magnolia, which will produce beautiful yellow flowers each spring.
“As a professional society, we promote the best science and education to sustain our valuable rural and community forests, woodlands, and shelterbelts in the Great Plains,” said Bob Atchison, Kansas Forest Service rural forestry coordinator. “We also embrace the mission of Habitat for Humanity, and are grateful to join with them in the celebration of a new home for the Wilhoite family.”
More information about the Great Plains Society of American Foresters is available on its website at www.gpsaf.org.
About the Kansas Forest Service
The Kansas Forest Service state office is located in Manhattan, Kansas, just west of the campus of Kansas State University. The Kansas Forest Service is housed as an independent agency within K-State Research and Extension. The agency receives its direction from a mission statement that reads: “Care of Natural Resources and Service to People through Forestry.”