Jackson Paper donation supports 4-H Adopt-A-Tree program

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SYLVA, N.C. – Jackson Paper Manufacturing recently donated $525 in support of Jackson County’s 4-H Adopt-A-Tree program.

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Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Jackson Paper
Rob Hawk, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension for Jackson and Swain counties, talks with Jackson County fifth-graders during the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Conservation Field Days, held recently at East LaPorte Park in Cullowhee. Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. donated $525 in support of the 4-H Adopt-A-Tree program presented at the event.

The donation funded the purchase of 350 Norway spruce tree seedlings, which were given to elementary students during the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Conservation Field Days. The event, held April 11-12 at East LaPorte Park in Cullowhee for all fifth-graders from Jackson County schools, featured presentations by local and regional experts on topics ranging from soil and water conservation, to fish and wildlife management.

Rob Hawk, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension for Jackson and Swain counties, presented the Adopt-A-Tree program and shared with students the importance of trees to the environment and to the economy. He also gave them tips on how to plant and care for the donated seedlings in their own yards, stressing that conservation stewardship begins at home.

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. is an independently owned mill in Sylva that produces 100-percent recycled corrugating medium used in the manufacture of cardboard boxes.

Jackson Paper donation supports 4-H Adopt-A-Tree program