About 40 junior and senior high school students from the Career Education Technical Center in Salem are scheduled to plant Douglas-fir seedlings in the Fern Ridge Demonstration Area of the Santiam State Forest on Friday, Feb. 10. Fern Ridge Demonstration Area was burned during the 2020 Labor Day fires.
The tree planting is hosted by the State Forests Trust of Oregon and Oregon Department of Forestry.
Students will receive hands-on training on how to plant trees. Then they will plant trees.
The Department of Forestry will have planted over 3 million seedlings by the end of this season helping to restore the Santiam State Forest.