Whitesburg KY
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Project is going well 10 years later




 

 

Kylie Schmidt, reforestation coordinator for Green Forests Work, stands in a new forest at Jent Mountain near Carcassonne. When volunteers arrived at the old strip mine site to plant trees in 2009 they were greeted by mostly barren land, growing only some lespedeza grasses and scrub brush. Today the site is covered with trees, many of which are 15-20 feet tall, and growing rapidly. See related story inside. (Photo by Sam Adams)


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