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Earth Day: Fort Worth seniors planning trees

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If you see a group of Fort Worth seniors planting trees today, don’t be surprised. A group of area seniors are planning more than 4,000 ferns, vines and evergreens today in honor of Earth Day.

The volunteer-driven service project will be led by 82-year-old Joseph McCreary, a resident of The Stayton at Museum Way and a Master Gardener.

McCreary became a Master Gardener five years ago through the Tarrant County’s AgriLife Extension office, and spends his time planting gardens in the local community as well as helping others with horticulture-related tips and information.

Residents will plant a variety of mostly evergreens, including nandina, holly fern, autumn fern, mambo grass and sweet potato vines in front of The Stayton.

“During the drought, we lost a lot of landscape plants here in Fort Worth,” said McCreary. “This service projects gives us the opportunity to enhance the environment by adding these wonderful plants, as well as get our daily exercise while working with our hands.”

McCreary is a retired Forth Worth dentist.

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