Gifford Tree Planting

On Saturday, area volunteers gathered in Gifford to plant trees to replace those destroyed by last year’s tornado outbreak.

From The News Gazette:

It wasn’t just the mild temperatures and blue skies that made Saturday a sunny day in Gifford, it also was the 150 or so volunteers who planted 162 sturdy trees around the tornado-ravaged town in northeastern Champaign County.


Swarms of helpers from the Champaign County Farm Bureau, local Rotary clubs, Lions clubs, high school groups and others started work around 7:30 a.m. and were finished by 5 p.m.

Trees were provided by local nurseries, including Moore Trees of Champaign.