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Shade for ABATE Acres?
By Pat Sheridan, Land Committee Chair

Wouldn't it be nice to sit in the shade on a hot HUMMER day? Now is your chance to get active in the future of our property. As a preview, we planted 18 -- 10-12' tall hybrid maple trees. These autumn blaze maple trees have excellent growth characteristics, as well as, disease resistance. The average growth rate of these trees is 3 feet per year, so we will get to enjoy their shade and beauty in a relatively short time.

We started with a row to shade the spectators during the bike games. The rest of the trees were planted in the in-field tent camping area.

The plan is to collect tree sponsorships throughout the year and plant as many trees as we can next spring. All sponsorships will include a name on a plaque to be displayed in a building at ABATE acres. For additional details on how to "sponsor" a tree refer to the order form on page 16 of your June 2017 newsletter.

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I want to give a big "thank you" to everyone that helped plant and now maintain the trees.

Now that the weather is nicer remember that as an ABATE member you are free to use the property whenever you want. It is a great place to make your home base when you want to ride any direction to see this beautiful state of ours. This place is yours so please use take advantage of it. Please remember that we ARE NOT a public campground. You must be an ABATE of Wisconsin member to camp there. Want to bring your friends along? Sell them a membership!

On another note, if anyone has access to the large cable spools that we use for tables in the bar area, we would love some new ones as our current ones could use replacing.

IF YOUR ROUTE TO THE PROPERTY TAKES YOU DOWN COUNTY ROAD M OUT OF THORP, IT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION WITH GRAVEL FROM THE EDGE OF THORP TO COUNTY ROAD N.


Chair, Pat Sheridan, Land Committee. "Shade for ABATE Acres?." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Jun. 2017.


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