Local Filmmakers Make Stars Out of Local Trees

Micah Davis (left) and Steve Betchkal (right) hold their Midwest Emmy, awarded for their short film “Champion Trees”. Photo Credit: Story Time with Steve & Micah Facebook page

To see a heartwarming story about the power of trees, check out “BRANCHING OUT: Local Filmmakers Score Big by Making Stars Out of Local Trees” by Eric Rasmussen. Micah Davis and Steve Betchkal (Story time with Steve and Micah) spotlight the city of Eau Claire and explore its connection with its trees in a video called Champion Trees.  

Much of the video focuses on Matt Staudenmaier, the City of Eau Claire Forestry Supervisor. He highlights the benefits of trees, from their appeal as colorful signals of fall to providing the air we breathe and so much more! You can watch the video on the article above or visit Steve and Micah’s Facebook page directly to read more about their work. 


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