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Volunteers plant trees at history museum

Volunteers from left, Aew Alia, Joe Deglam and Joe Alia plant a tree on the grounds of the Stevens County Historical Society Museum as part of a city and volunteer Arbor Month event on May 21. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times1 / 2
Members of the Girl Scout 474 Daisy Troop helped plant trees on Tuesday, May 21, on the grounds of the Stevens County Historial Society Museum. From left, parent Marcella Coon, Noah Nordquist, a sibling, Scouts Chloe Coon, Anja Nordquist and Quinn Schamp. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times2 / 2

The city of Morris has planted about 1,000 trees over the past 20 years, said Tom Holm, one of the organizers of a May 21 tree planting event.

The city along with volunteers continued the tradition by planting several trees on the lawn of the Stevens County Historical Society and nearby boulevards.

"What better way to celebrate Arbor (Month) then by planting trees?" Holm said.

City employees dug the holes for the planting and volunteers, including city tree board members and employees and historical society. Girl Scouts and community members planted trees.