Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone


  Local volunteers spend the day planting 60 trees across the tornado zone with the Missouri Department of Conversation. According to the Department, there have been more than 12,000 trees planted since the 2011 tornado.
There are still 700 left to give away this Spring to residents in Joplin and Duquesne who experienced tornado damage. Each resident receives 3 free trees, according to the coordinator, who says now is the perfect time to start planting.  

"It's people, then rebuild your homes, and then rebuild your environment, you know, trees are third on the list, and hey if we wait until then, as we are doing now in Joplin, now you have time to take care of the tree and keep it alive for the summer, " said Ric Mayer with the Department of Conservation.

Mayer says there is always a need for volunteers willing to help plant trees around the tornado area, and that residents are encouraged to be able to plant their own trees.  
To apply for free trees in the tornado zone, visit Joplin's Park Department, Duqesne's City Hall, or visit the Joplin website here. 

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