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HARRISON, OH (FOX19) -

Several volunteers took part in a reforestation project at a local park.

Nearly 100 volunteers from US Bank helped plant trees at the Miami Whitewater Forest on Tuesday. In total, 10,000 trees were planted.

Volunteers also used stakes to protect the trees, which organizers say will help them grow straight and tall, and protect them from deer and other wildlife.

Officials with Hamilton County Parks say the trees planted will help beautify the area, as well as serve a practical purpose.

"There's Dry Fork Creek right here that these trees will help stabilize the stream bank and filter water, and make the whole area a little cooler. Trees are like natural air conditioners," explained Tom Borgman with the Hamilton County Parks Department.

Tuesday's event was part of a reforestation project taking place at Miami Whitewater Forest this spring.

To learn more, visit their website: http://greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest.html

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