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University of Florida students help clean fallen trees in Tallahassee

University of Florida Students Help Clean Fallen Trees in Tallahassee
University of Florida Students Help Clean Fallen Trees in Tallahassee
Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:24:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After seeing the damage from Hurricane Michael, six students from the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida drove northwest to help clean up downed trees in Tallahassee.

UF student Ryan Krammes led the charge to rally the Gators to the Capital City after seeing the damage caused by the Category 4 hurricane.

"First thing that popped in my mind was coming out here, Panama City, whichever one we had the resources to get to. Tallahassee was the most feasible so we came out here as soon as we could to help out with hurricane relief clearing tree debris and things like that" said Krammes

One of the helpers, Calvin Carlson, is from the Capital City.

Carlson says he felt a similar urge as Krammes, but for him it was personal.

"Knowing that I could put my degree back to work where I'm from really influenced a lot," said Carlson.

While there is still a lot of work to do, every helping hand will help clean up Tallahassee one tree at a time.