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Tree Planting in Joplin

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More than 50 Master Naturalists from the Missouri Department of Conservation kick off fall planting in Joplin.

These volunteers from around the state of Missouri, know a thing or two about planting trees because of training they had to do to get dubbed as a master naturalist.  Volunteers planted over 200 "gift trees" at over 70 homes in the tornado effected area. This group here is from Kansas City. They say planting trees is one way they can help bring back what the tornado took.

"I think its part of what we must do as human beings to help each other, to restore means to restore the land as well as the people so we just believe this is what we are supposed to do, its nothing strange for us it just what we know we must do" says Master Naturalist volunteer Barbara Johnson.

Residents who's homes were effected by the tornado can get a "gift tree" planted in their yard by singing up on the city of Joplin web site.

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