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Plant a tree in Woodbury

Help enhance Woodbury's parks by planting trees at the annual Arbor Day and Spring Tree Planting Program. This family and group activity is set for Saturday morning, April 26.

The annual event provides awareness of and appreciation for trees in the environment. Planting trees helps reduce erosion of top soil, cleans the air and provides life-giving habitat for wildlife.

About 120 volunteers planted more than 230 trees at parks around the city in 2007. This year, 200 to 300 trees will be planted around Colby Lake in Pioneer Park and on the east side of Colby Lake Drive (between Valley Creek Road and Leyland Trail).

Volunteers should meet at Edgewater Park, 3100 Edgewater Drive (south end of Colby Lake) and Pioneer Park, 2670 Wimbledon Drive.

They should bring shovels and don work clothes. Park maintenance crews will dig holes and provide the tree, volunteers will do the planting.

Persons interested in volunteering can register by calling Parks and Recreation at (651) 714-3583. Those who do not pre-register can still participate by arriving at the parks at 9 a.m. the day of the event.