Chinook Lions 'replay' historic tree planting at Kuper Cemetery


August 9, 2023

Chinook Lions Ken Schubert and Jay Eslick confer with Larry Wisch who asked the Lions club to plant some new trees in Section 4 of Kuper Cemetery. Wisch and Don Berger raised funds over several years to purchase additional trees for the cemetery.

In 1927, two years after the Chinook Lions club was formed, its members purchased, planted and kept watered 180 Green Ash trees along the boundary of the then new Kuper Cemetery. This past week the club again stepped up to plant trees at the cemetery, this time fewer but more strategically placed.

The project was funded by donations collected by two former people who oversaw maintenance at the cemetery. Larry Wisch explained how he and Don Berger provided a way for families to honor loved ones with a donation to "a tree fund." The first planting occurred this summer in Section 4 of the ceme...

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