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Volunteers help maintain newly planted trees at Lincoln Park

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 20:38:38-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s 2020 Community Enrichment Funds were put in action on Monday as volunteers rolled up their sleeves to maintain nine newly planted trees.

The volunteers added mulch to each tree to help protect them, allowing them to grow strong for the decades to come.

These new trees were part of a Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation initiative to get 230 trees planted at six local parks. So far, trees have been planted at Lions Park, Mike Zepeda Park and now Lincoln Park, with additional trees planned for Labonte Park, West Guth Park and Los Encinos Park.

The trees planted at Lincoln park include Live Oak, Bur Oak, Monterrey Oak, Cedar and Anacaua. The city hopes these plants will not only beautify, but provide natural shade, purify the air, support wildlife, and reduce soil erosion for years to come.