Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — More than 100 volunteers are preparing to plant trees in Ringgold to replace those ripped apart during an April 27 tornado.
Organizers say 300 to 400 trees will be planted Thursday and Friday in the northwest Georgia town.
Volunteer Katina Williams tells Fox 5 Atlanta that trees were part of Ringgold's beauty before the twister and bringing them back will help make it beautiful once again.
The hundreds of oaks, maples and dogwoods came from a nursery, while a local landscaping company is donating a huge maple tree to replace a tree lost on the courthouse lawn.
The town was covered by debris after the twister, which destroyed homes and buildings in the area.
The storms killed eight people in Catoosa County, which includes the town of Ringgold.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)
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