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Laurel for the Patuxent group seeks sites to plant 150 trees

Laurel for the Patuxent, formerly Laurel Friends of the River Patuxent, a network of neighbors working together to protect and enhance the local environment, is looking for 150 sites to plant trees.

The group would like to include every neighborhood in the city in its celebration of nature, Laurel’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.

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The benefits from trees are many, according to member Cheryl Dyer. Trees help the environment by supplying oxygen and absorbing carbon, providing shade, reducing noise and cooling homes. In addition, trees help reduce erosion, provide needed habitat for birds and other species and protect the health of the Patuxent River.

Members will help those interested select the right variety of native tree species for the site, explain how to care for the young tree and donate the tree.

Those interested in leaving a green legacy for Laurel’s future residents should contact Dyer at cheryldyer310@gmail.com.

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