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This is a great time of year to go for a walk outside and notice the trees that are transitioning to fall colors. The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold tree walks in Joplin and Monett in September to help people identify and learn more about the benefits of trees.

MDC invites public to attend tree walks in Joplin and Monett

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Southwest
Aug 29, 2016

JOPLIN, Mo. – This time of year is a great time to get out, take a walk and enjoy nature. These walks can be through a neighborhood, park, or rural area. In addition to providing opportunities to get exercise, these walks provide great opportunities to learn about trees.

In September, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold tree identification walks in Joplin and Monett.

The Joplin walk will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Leonard Park, located in the 500 block of Turk Avenue in Joplin. The walk will begin near the park’s shelter.

The Monett walk will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at South Park, located at the intersection of Missouri 37 and U.S. 60.

MDC Community Forester Jon Skinner will lead each walk. He will highlight identification details and benefits of species seen on the walk.

No registration is required for this event. For more information, call MDC’s Joplin Office at 417-629-3423. More information about trees can be found at mdc.mo.gov.

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