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12 Days of Giving: TreeFolks

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It has been more than two years since Labor Day wildfires destroyed 34,000 acres in Bastrop County, killing countless Loblolly pine trees.

The nonprofit, TreeFolks, launched a reforestation campaign to restore the trees lost in the fire. The new pine trees help boost the eco-system, but they are also an important first step in restoring the area's majestic beauty.

“For me, it’s restoring or starting to restore what was lost,” Bastrop resident Susan Voelzel said. “I am so grateful for it.”

TreeFolks' reforestation campaign is a five-year plan to help Bastrop homeowners.

This winter, volunteers will plant more than two million trees on private land.

The group still needs volunteers to help plant trees. No experience needed. Visit TreeFolks.org for more information.

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