Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Groups to pitch in to help Columbus plant trees; Columbus, OH

Groups to pitch in to help Columbus plant trees - News - Ledger-Enquirer.com: "Groups to pitch in to help Columbus plant trees
Crews to plant 20 trees today to restore area damaged by tornado
By Ben Wright - benw@ledger-enquirer.com E-Mail
City crews will be planting large trees today along 13th Street in an effort to restore the area damaged in the April 19 tornado.
“We are planting some to fill in,” said Scott Jones, chief of Urban Forestry and Beautification for the city of Columbus.
Jones said crews will plant about 20 large trees between 16th and 18th avenues, using a variety of red maples, elms, hornbeam, cedar and others.
Storm damage in Columbus Click here to learn more about preserving trees in Columbus
At least 200 trees were lost when the tornado roared along the 13th Street corridor, causing damage in Lakebottom, MidTown and Wynnton. Another 50 trees were damaged in Phenix City."

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