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High school senior plants 200 trees around town

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One year later, you can still see the scars from the ice storm in Okabena, MN.

But senior Zach Schumacher at Southwest Star Concept School is hoping to change the scenery by planting trees around town for his FFA project.

"Basically, we're taking 200 trees, Autumn Blazed Maple 100 of those and 100 Princeton Elm, and they'll be between 6-8 feet tall and planting them all across Okabena," he said.

About two dozen of his classmates helped out.

They tried planting earlier in the season, but his teacher, Keith Place, said the weather wouldn't cooperate.

Now that they're planted, they hope the trees will be enjoyed for many years to come.

"Hopefully these guys stick around here for a while and they can show all their kids i planted all these big trees," said Schumacher.

"What we're trying to do here is a project that 20-30 years down the road these kids can see what they've accomplished and i think they can be proud of that," said Price.

Schumacher added they chose the trees based on what would give the town an old-school look, having trees' limbs drape over the streets.

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