The state capitol will celebrate the holidays this year with help from a 40-foot balsam fir from Pelican Lake in Oneida County.
Dennis Shoeneck is owner of logging company Enterprise Forest Products. He’s donating the large tree for the statehouse rotunda, along with more than a dozen smaller trees for outside the Capitol Square and Governor’s residence.
Shoeneck describes how Madison officials came to check out the trees earlier this spring, and notified him of their selections.
The DNR has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae located in Pelican Lake in eastern Oneida County. The algae appears in late summer and can be a health hazard for humans and animals. Oneida County Registered Sanitarian Jody McKinney talked with Ken Krall about the problem.
McKinney says seek immediate medical help from a doctor or veterinarian if people or pets are exposed to bluegreen algae.