The Journal Gazette
Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:00 am

Volunteers sought for tree planting

The Journal Gazette

Volunteers are needed for the 20th Great Tree Canopy Comeback from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23, sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Allen County.

Residents are invited to plant new trees in parks and public space in partnership with area parks and trails departments, including Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Fort Wayne Greenways and Trails.

Trees will be planted in McMillen Park, Werling Park and near Beckett's Run Trail near Concordia Seminary. Invasive species will also be removed at Beckett's Run Trail and at Vesey Park.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance by emailing, responding to the Facebook event, or downloading the sign-up form at and mail to P.O. Box 10152.

Participants need to bring gloves, shovels, loppers, rakes and a wheelbarrow, if possible. The work will be completed rain or shine.

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