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Monday, Feb 03 2014 11:29 AM

'First Look': Volunteers needed to plant trees around Bakersfield

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    City of Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department Director Dianne Hoover laid out plans for a tree planting Monday on “First Look with Scott Cox.”

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

From sycamores to redbuds, Bakersfield will soon benefit from 215 new trees downtown and along the Kern River Parkway.

But first volunteers are needed for the Feb. 15 tree planting, City of Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department Director Dianne Hoover said Monday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

"We need at least two people per tree, so around 400 volunteers," Hoover said.

Trees will either replace old or dead ones or will be planted in areas that don't have trees.

Organizations such as the Boy and Girl scouts have already signed up. But Hoover said more volunteers are sought.

To be a part of the event, go to the parking lot behind Sam Lynn Ballpark at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 to register and receive a wristband. The tree planting starts promptly at 9 a.m.

 

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