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The U.S. Forest Service has plans to plant trees this spring in an area burned by the 2011 Las Conchas blaze.
Forest officials say the exact dates depend on weather, soil moisture and temperatures, but they’re aiming for the middle of April for volunteers to help with the tree planting effort.
They say a 56-acre area at the base of Pajarito Ski Hill will be planted with Douglas Fir trees.
The effort will be part of a larger planting initiative that will cover about 2,000 acres and involve almost 500,000 trees.
The trees were ordered the fall of 2011 following the Las Conchas fire. Local seed stock was germinated the following spring and now the trees are about a year old and ready to be planted.
The Forest Service will take volunteer reservations of 30 to 50 people each day. Tree planting will involve a provided Dibble tool to create a shallow hole to place the baby tree and soil plug to a precise depth. Netting may be used to cover the tree so that elk do not eat it. Required hard hats will be provided, however volunteers must provide their own boots, gloves, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and safety glasses.
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