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Corps and partners plant “right trees in the right place”


Corps members Jeff Pechacek (holding tree) and Aaron Gamm planted boulevard trees with local volunteers.On Saturday, April 27, 20 corps members, staff and alumni teamed up with RNeighbors staff and board for an Earth Day tree planting event in Rochester, Minn. More than 500 local volunteers participated in the “Right Trees in the Right Place” event and planted 260 trees on city boulevards around Silver Lake Park. The city’s boulevard tree spaces are more than half empty and each year 500-900 trees are removed due to disease or damage. To re-green the city, volunteers planted Ginko, Kentucky Coffeetree, China Snow Lilac, Redbud and Elm during the 9th annual community tree planting event.