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Free trees available now to Joplin residents in disaster area

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLIN

Gift trees are again available to people who had tornado damage from the 2011 tornado.

An anticipated 1,050 trees are coming to town for residents and not-for-profit organizations that suffered tornado damage in May 2011. Anyone throughout the area who had tornado damage and has not already received trees may apply.

To apply for trees, citizens should go online to Joplin’s website at www.joplinmo.org and click on “How do I….” tab on the left, and scroll down to the “Get trees” option to complete the information sheet. Residents may also go to the Joplin Park Office at 3010 W. 1st Street or Duquesne City Hall during office hours to complete the application.

This effort is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Cities of Joplin and Duquesne, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, the U.S. Forest Service and everyone who has donated trees or funding, as well as the many people who have helped plant a tree toward replacing the 15,000 to 20,000 trees lost in the May 2011 tornado. As of Christmas 2012, more than 11,000 trees have been donated and planted by volunteers.

Ric Mayer, Community Forestry Recovery Coordinator, said, “As long as there are trees being donated and volunteers stepping forward to plant them, the recovering community forest will continue to grow.”

For questions, please contact the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at 417-624-6937.

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