Location: Joplin, Missouri (View on map)
Types of seedlings planted: Sugar Maple, Northern Red Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Swamp White Oak, White Oak.
Planting season: Spring and Fall
Maintained by: Forest ReLeaf of Missouri http://www.moreleaf.org
Description: An EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, MO in May 2011, uprooting or debarking more than 10,000 mature trees. Reforesting this community will take many years and a steady supply of strong, healthy native tree species. Bare root seedlings are containerized each spring at Forest ReLeaf of Missouri's community-assisted nursery. There they are nurtured until ready for transport to Joplin where the young trees are distributed free of charge to residents for planting in their yards and neighborhoods.