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Camp Fire Restoration Project plants over 500 trees in burn scar

The Camp Fire Restoration Project planted trees throughout the burn scar over Equinox weekend. They planted about 510 trees throughout the Ridge.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 10:22 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2021 11:23 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - The Camp Fire Restoration Project planted trees throughout the burn scar over Equinox weekend. They planted about 510 trees throughout the Ridge. 

Leader Janeva Sorenson said the project is funded by North Valley Community Foundation, but Dave Wilson Nursery and Fowler Nursery donated all the trees planted this weekend.

"We planted trees both in public places primarily if we could, with the intention that these fruit and nut tree products would be able to be enjoyed by many generations to come," Sorenson said.

"We can help people have access to free fresh local food," added Sorenson. "We did plant on private property owners with the intention and agreement that they would plan to share those products with their neighbors in the future."

Wayne Hill is an adviser for the project and lost his home in the North Complex Fire.

"What survived was our orchard and our fruit trees so it was a real connection," Hill said.

Hill has wanted to help with the idea for years.

"This project was really a vision I had two years ago, so it makes me really happy it has come true," Hill said. 

Leaders said that they are hoping to continue planting trees in the spring over the next few years.

The restoration project group also holds monthly workshops to teach people about land restoration, to learn more about those, click HERE.

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