|Were the trees on your property damaged by the March 2011 tornado? Have you accepted free trees in the past?
If you have not been given free tress before, now is your opportunity to sign up for them. To apply for trees citizens should go online to Joplin’s website here and click on “How do I….” tab on the left, and scroll down to the “Get trees” option to complete the information sheet. Residents may also go to the Joplin Park Office at 3010 W. 1st Street or Duquesne City Hall during office hours to complete the application.
This effort is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the cities of Joplin and Duquesne, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, the U.S. Forest Service and everyone who has donated trees or funding, as well as the many people who have helped plant a tree toward replacing the 15,000 to 20,000 trees lost in the May 2011 tornado. As of Christmas 2012, more than 11,000 trees have been donated and planted by volunteers.