An area ravaged by the Waldo Canyon Fire is looking a little greener thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
Numerous trees were scorched last summer when the fire spilled over into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. So in honor of Arbor Day Saturday, people showed up in droves to help bring life back to the charred hillside.
After being addressed by Mayor Steve Bach, who took part in a ceremonial tree planting in Mountain Shadows Park, volunteers got to work, ending the day with roughly 220 new trees planted in the area.
The mayor also accepted the Tree Line USA and Tree City USA awards, given by the Colorado State Forest Service, marking the 36th and 18th years respectively that the city has received those awards.
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