Trees being planted at Kentucky State Parks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Parks are planting more than 10,600 trees this spring thanks to a grant.

Odwalla, a juice and food company, provided the state parks with a $9,500 grant based on an online voting contest held a few years ago as part of the company's "Plant a Tree" program.

Parks officials say the trees are being planted at parks across Kentucky with the help of volunteer groups.

Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker says the funds are being used to replace trees lost in storms and to fill in areas to provide shade.

The state park effort is part of a plan by the Kentucky Division of Forestry to plant 20 million trees over the next 20 years.

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