CHISHOLM — The Chisholm Beautification Association is seeking volunteers wanting to help plant trees.

Anyone wanting to help out has been asked to meet up at 10 a.m. Saturday at the park on the north end of Longyear Lake. This event is scheduled for rain or shine. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, remember your sunscreen and bring your own gloves and a shovel.

Anna Ruper and John Newbauer, volunteers with the CBA, are co-chairing this event, that is now in its second year.

The purpose of the tree planting, Ruper said is, “to beautify the town and help out the environment.”

Amber Jungwirth, a forester from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is again assisting the CBA on this effort.

The DNR nursery is providing the trees at no cost. Last year a variety of species were planted, including: red pine, red oak, cottonwood and dogwood bushes. They also planted some high bush cranberries.

About 30 volunteers were involved with last year’s planting. The hope is to again have a successful turnout.

Unfortunately, some of the trees planted last year were devoured by deer. To prevent that from happening again this year, Ruper said the CBA will have some fencing to protect the newly planted trees.

Some areas identified for planting include the park at the north end of Longyear Lake, Memorial Park near the bocce ball courts and the park on Southwest First St.

More information on the CBA is available on its website at www.chisholmbeautification.org.

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