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Bonner Elementary students plant trees at Milltown for Arbor Month

Published On: Apr 17 2014 05:11:53 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2014 06:29:05 PM MDT
MILLTOWN
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A group of local 4th and 5th graders celebrated Arbor Month on Thursday by planting trees in a area that hasn't had them in more than a century.

Trees for Missoula, a nonprofit urban forest advocacy group, helped the Bonner Elementary students plant at the old Milltown dam site.

The area, located 7 miles east of Missoula, was once under water at the bottom of the Milltown reservoir before the dam was removed a few years ago.

The trees were provided by Missoula Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry Division.