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The 'tree-planting business'

Hundreds of Lutherans planted 12,000 trees to commemorate Earth Day in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Lutherans planted 12,000 trees to commemorate Earth Day in Michigan’sThe tree project was sponsored by Earth Keepers, which is supported by the ELCA and nine other faith groups.

“God is in the tree-planting business,” said Thomas A. Skrenes, bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod, who helped plant 12- to 16-inch white spruce and red pine trees.

“What a privilege to put your hands into God’s soil and help a tree grow.”


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