Nonprofit gives away trees to replace those destroyed by last year's tornado in Richardson

An estimated 3,500 trees were destroyed by last October's tornado. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
An estimated 3,500 trees were destroyed by last October's tornado. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

An estimated 3,500 trees were destroyed by last October's tornado. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson residents who live in areas hit by the Oct. 20, 2019, tornado are able to pick up free trees to replace the ones destroyed, according to a press release.

The Texas Trees Foundation partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper to give away 500 trees to help replace the 3,500 destroyed and 1,500 damaged by the tornado, per the release. Along with a tree, residents will receive a bag of mulch and a tree planting guide.


This drive-thru event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Dallas College Richland Campus. Preregistration is required. To find out more information, visit www.texastrees.org/projects/treegiveaway.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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