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Trees Forever needs help: 80 plantings Sat.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Storm Lake's Trees Forever group is looking for help, especially adult volunteers, for a special project to plant about 80 trees in Storm Lake parks this Saturday morning.

A variety of new trees are being planted in anticipation of the future loss of ash trees in the parks because of the threat of the emerald ash borer.

Boys Scouts, middle school children and other volunteers will gather at the Chautauqua Park shelter house at 8 a.m. to begin work on the project. Holes at the planting sites throughout several city parks will be pre-drilled which will make the work easier.

Adult volunteers are needed to help supervise the younger workers, according to Dave Patton and Brad Jones, co-chairs of the project in cooperation with Tom Meier, city park director. Interested persons can simply show up at the shelter house at the starting time, they said.

Trees Forever received a grant which provided funding for the tree purchases.

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