Volunteers plant trees in Pinchot State Forest to celebrate Earth Day

April 24, 2017 Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
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PLYMOUTH TWP. — Nearly 200 volunteers got down and dirty Friday, planting roughly 4,000 trees in celebration of Earth Day.

Volunteers made their way up the rocky terrain in the Pinchot State Forest on Friday morning, holding buckets full of saplings that would soon find new homes in the wet, milled ground off of Avondale Road.

Organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council with the help of state Department of Conservation and Nautral Resources and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, about 8,000 trees ranging from white pine and quaking Aspen to chestnut and northern red oaks will be planted at the site Friday and Saturday…


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