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Tree Planting Aims to Rehab Little Valley Burn Area


Volunteers gathered this Saturday at a Bowers Mansion to help replant a burned area from the Little Valley Fire that got out of control when the Nevada Division of Forestry in 2016 left a controlled burn unattended.

With the help of NDF and the Sugar Pine Foundation, volunteers took to the hills to plant one-year-old seedlings. The tiny seedlings are rather frail and volunteers took to hiking the side of the mountain looking for just the right conditions for the trees to survive and grow.

Maria Mircheva, executive director of the Sugar Pine Foundation, was on hand to demonstrate the best planting style and hand of the necessary equipment.

Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.