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Chico elementary students, others plant trees at Verbena Fields, continue restoration

Carter Geiger, 11 (center), along with Madison Geiger, 10, Jazmine Valdez, 10, Briana Valdez, 12, Mia Rash, 10, and Allison Webber, 10 (left to right) dig holes in the dirt as volunteers plant trees and shrubs during the "Plant a Tree, Make a Difference Day" event at Verbena Fields along East First Avenue on Saturday. Planting the trees was hard work, but students also had fun.(Jason Halley/Staff Photo)

CHICO -- When the Conery family walked past Verbena Fields Saturday afternoon, they paused to watch elementary students eagerly pound into the soil with shovels during "Plant a Tree, Make a Difference Day," prompting their two young children to investigate and later join in the community service presented by Kids & Creeks.

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