Volunteer students will be helping plant trees in Mason City this week.
On Wednesday, fifth-grade students from Newman Catholic Schools will plant nearly 40 trees along Taft Avenue. The effort is part of the “Trees for Kids” program offered through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in which kids help plant and maintain trees.
On Thursday, students from Mason City Alternative High School will plant between 60 to 100 trees along streets a few blocks over. The kids will be planting a variety of trees made possible through a grant from the “Branching Out Program,” made possible with funding from Trees Forever and Alliant Energy.