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Tree Mend Us
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Length: 11:32

The Carbondale Park District, with additional support from Green Earth and the SIUC University Museum, held the Tree Mend Us celebration at Evergreen Park in October 2009 to focus on efforts to replace trees that were lost during the May 8, 2009 storm -- the "inland hurricane" as it is informally known. Kathy Renfro, Executive Director of Carbondale Park District, wanted the event to reflect the sense of community that surrounded the day of the storm and the subsequent clean up. The celebration was highlighted with musicians, community leaders, and tree climbing safety experts. Exhibits sculpted from the storm's ravaged trees, along with poetry and photos of the devastation, were on display in early November at the SIUC University Museum.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 444