As Part of the Million Trees Project, hundreds of volunteers have been wrapping thousands of trees to be distributed around the QC.
Nearly 600 volunteers have been through the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island to help with Living Lands and Waters project. In a three day period more than 36,000 trees were wrapped.
“It means bringing the community together not only to plant here, but also to plant trees,” said project coordinator Ashley Stover. “We do several plantings in April with several other hundred volunteers. It gives people the chance to do something not only for living lands and waters, but also for their environment as well.”
"It's a great avenue to help the community and educate people on why trees are important," said founder of Living Lands and Waters, Chad Pregracke.
The goal for the project is to get to one million trees. Since 2007 volunteers have planted more than 600,000.
Wrapping continues Monday, March 31, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.