“Branching Out” For Spring

"Branching Out" for Spring

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MASON CITY,  IA – The weather is finally beginning to feel a bit more spring like and that means a local program is moving forward with their tree planting efforts.

The “Branching Out” program will be starting their spring session of tree planting soon in Mason City.

Volunteers, including students from local schools help plant trees to provide shade and lower energy costs.

Organizers say they’ve received a little under $10,000 in funding from Alliant Energy, but there’s always a need for more.

Mason City Street Department Supervisor, Bob Berggren said, “The average tree costs anywhere from $130 to $200, so with that $9,220 we’re looking to plant 50-60 tree’s which should fit in about right.”

Planting should begin sometime in May, but an exact date has not been set.

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