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Deadline to Help Plant Trees Extended

Springfield residents now have more time to join a program designed to replace trees, something city officials say is especially important following January's ice storm.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff has more...

Neighbor-Woods is a city program originally designed to plant the "right tree in the right place at the right time" within the city.

The focus of the group has changed slightly after the damage caused by January's ice storm.

And, given the special situation this year, the city of Springfield has extended the deadline to sign up for Neighbor-Woods until August 1st.

Louise Whall is the Director of Public Information with the city.

She says the groups that participate in this program play a vital role in the growth of the trees.

Training will be provided to groups that sign up before the trees are planted.

The actual day and time for the planting will be coordinated within the group after registration.

Groups interested in participating are still urged to apply by July 2nd to help with training.

Final requests will be allowed up until August 1st.