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A tree cutter slices up a Norway pine in a thinning operation at the Frazee-Vergas School Forest in 2009. The DNR thinned about 18 acres to promote the growth of the remaining trees. Photo by - Brian Basham

DNR touts its school forest success rate

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What kid doesn't love the freedom to run outside, explore nature and learn hands-on? What better way to combine all that and more into learning outdoors than a school forest?

"It's a memorable experience," Frazee-Vergas teacher Heidi Graham said of her students being able to utilize the school forest. "Kids just naturally love being in the woods. Just the beauty of it; it is gorgeous back there."

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