State Seeks Help Replanting Lost Pines Forest
The head of the Texas Forest Service, Tom Boggus, says they need donations to replant trees on public and private land.
“It’s about a dollar a tree after all’s said and done,” Boggus said. “That’s the easiest way to think about it: a dollar a tree to get these trees. And we’re talking about 4 to 6 million trees over a five-year period that will be reforested out here.”
People can donate at the Arbor Day Foundation website. Bastrop State Park is also offering free admission this Saturday from 1 to 4. Visitors can learn about how the fire affected the area through guided tours and firsthand accounts.