Sprucing up local parks

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Some local parks are getting spruced up.

In honor of Arbor Day, trees were planted at parks across Albert Lea. City workers, along with students from St. Theodore Catholic School, planted trees at New Denmark Park.

The students also got a lesson on how to properly care for trees, and why they’re important to have throughout the community.

“A large tree can intercept up to 2,000 gallons of water per year, and so it’s a very good idea to plant trees within a city. They can raise your property value by up to 15 percent,” said Albert Lea Parks Superintendent Joe Grossman.

There was also a tree planting event at Sondergaard Park this on Friday afternoon. Employees of Cargill assisted with that one.

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