Photos from Reforest Spokane Day

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The Lands Council's fourth annual Reforest Spokane Day had staff members and volunteers planting trees at five different locations in Spokane County. At a location on S. Valley Chapel Rd., near Hangman Creek, the organization's Conservation Programs Director Kat Hall said, "We like to just get as many people from the community involved, kids, families, to help us plant trees to improve our water and improve our environment." Over 60 volunteers planted about 200 trees, including willows, cottonwoods, quaking aspens, sitka alders and ponderosa pines, were planted in the location near Hangman Creek. An expected 200-250 volunteers will plant about 1,000 trees at all five locations. "Those trees will ultimately help keep soil in place, stop erosion. They will help to filter out pollutants that are coming off the land." Hall said, speaking about the specific trees planted, "They'll also provide shade eventually that will control the temperature, keep it lower and provide habitat."

Lands Council Conservation Programs Director Kat Hall demonstrates how to plant a tree using a quaking aspen. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Lands Council Conservation Programs Director Kat Hall demonstrates how to plant a tree using a quaking aspen.

Channing Smith, center, walks with a cottonwood to plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Channing Smith, center, walks with a cottonwood to plant.

Maggie Harger, left, and her father David dig a hole to plant a tree. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Maggie Harger, left, and her father David dig a hole to plant a tree.

7 year old Logan Smith, left, adds mulch to a freshly planted ponderosa pine as his mother Amy, center, and father Channing watch. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • 7 year old Logan Smith, left, adds mulch to a freshly planted ponderosa pine as his mother Amy, center, and father Channing watch.

Galen Hume, left, and Shontae Elliot dig a hole to plant a tree. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Galen Hume, left, and Shontae Elliot dig a hole to plant a tree.

Aly Lamantia, left, hands a bucket of water to Amber Wichtendahl. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Aly Lamantia, left, hands a bucket of water to Amber Wichtendahl.

Stephanie Bultema fills a bucket with mulch. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Stephanie Bultema fills a bucket with mulch.

9 year old Cole Skidmore carries quaking aspens to be planted. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • 9 year old Cole Skidmore carries quaking aspens to be planted.

Chad Skidmore, left, digs a hole as his 9 year old son Cole brings quaking aspens to plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Chad Skidmore, left, digs a hole as his 9 year old son Cole brings quaking aspens to plant.

Staci Manson, right, and her 9 year old son Tanner place a stake next to a freshly planted tree. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Staci Manson, right, and her 9 year old son Tanner place a stake next to a freshly planted tree.

Andy Vasquez carries a sitka alder to be planted. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Andy Vasquez carries a sitka alder to be planted.

Todd Ross, left, and his wife Trish remove choke cherry tree from a container. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Todd Ross, left, and his wife Trish remove choke cherry tree from a container.

Lands Council Conservation Programs Director Kat Hall, left, and Board of Directors President Steve Llewellyn look for a place to plant a cluster of trees. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Lands Council Conservation Programs Director Kat Hall, left, and Board of Directors President Steve Llewellyn look for a place to plant a cluster of trees.

Devin Sontage, left, and Adam Gebauer carry cottonwood to plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Devin Sontage, left, and Adam Gebauer carry cottonwood to plant.

Diane Delaney holds a sitka alder to plant. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Diane Delaney holds a sitka alder to plant.

Diane Delanoy, right, watches her husband Ken dig a hole to plant a tree. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Diane Delanoy, right, watches her husband Ken dig a hole to plant a tree.

Ken Delanoy places a sitka alder into a hole. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Ken Delanoy places a sitka alder into a hole.

Ben Covino, center, removes a quaking aspen from a container as Carrie Herrman, left, and John Ford dig a hole. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Ben Covino, center, removes a quaking aspen from a container as Carrie Herrman, left, and John Ford dig a hole.

Carrie Herrman, left, and John Ford, right, add dirt to a hole before planting a quaking aspen as Ben Covino looks on. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Carrie Herrman, left, and John Ford, right, add dirt to a hole before planting a quaking aspen as Ben Covino looks on.