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What are all those white plastic poles seen along 475?

Trees planted at Fallen Timbers Battlefield Metropark. (WNWO)

MAUMEE, Oh (WNWO) - Thousands of white tubes can be seen along I-475 at Fallen Timbers Battlefield Metropark.

37,000 trees have been planted to reforest that area. 5,000 of those trees have tubes or plastic sleeves placed around them to keep away bugs, animals, and to help protect the new trees from inclement weather.

Throughout each season, some trees last longer than others. So, for many years, there will be more trees planted as the seasons go on. Those tubes that you see will last at least seven years.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield Metropark spokesperson, Scott Carpenter says his office receives many calls asking what the tubes are for.

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