Mississippi Valley Conservancy Plants 1500 Trees

A man wearing a yellow shirt planting trees in a natural area.

More then 200 volunteers helped plant native species of trees with Mississippi Valley Conservancy over Memorial Day weekend. The goal was to plant 1,500 trees, including Swamp White Oak, Sliver Maple, and River Birch, to return a former pine plantation to its natural state.

“These trees and shrubs will aerate the soil, they will increase microbial diversity in soil and untimely it’s all going to help this site be more resilient to a change in climate,” said Genesis Gordon, Restoration Coordinator for Mississippi Valley Conservancy.

The team of volunteers accomplished their goal ahead of schedule in just two days! Read more in this story by WXOW.

Photo by WXOW.