The Great Tree Canopy Comeback Replenishes Parks (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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November 2, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – A grassroots movement in Fort Wayne helps to combat the critical loss of trees in our area.

The 12th annual Great Tree Canopy comeback was hosted Saturday by the Parks and Recreation services in Fort Wayne, New Haven, and Allen County.

The event combats the devastation of the Emerald Ash Borer. Organizers say one in four of our city streets have Ash Trees that have been taken down.

“This is in an effort to obviously keep the canopy healthy in our parks and replace a lot of the Emerald Ash Borer that unfortunately we lost to disease during the past several years,” said Carol Cavell with the Great Tree Canopy Comeback.

Their hope was to plant more than 250 trees in parks around Allen County.




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