How you can help plant thousands of trees in Toledo Metroparks

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Metroparks of the Toledo Area plans to plant thousands of new trees this year, and you can be a part of the process.

Metroparks leaders are looking for volunteers willing to help them plant 8,000 trees at five different parks as part of their annual reforestation effort.

The parks have lost trees to both tornadoes and the emerald ash borer. Leaders say volunteers are critical to this effort and they're willing to train anyone who signs up to help.

“No real experience, we'll train everyone once they get here... If they could just bring rubber boots and gloves and we will have the planting bags and planting tools for them,” said Natural Resources Manager Tim Gallaher.

All the planting days will be between April 7 and April 18.

The parks receiving the new trees include Swan Creek, Wildwood, Secor, Pearson and the Fallen Timbers battlefield.

For information on how you can sign up and help


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