Thousands of trees already planted, but there’s still more to go.Future Forestry is a volunteer group working to beautify Cape Coral. Founder Russell Ringland along with others have planted almost ten thousand trees along Veterans Parkway, hoping to add some shade to the sunny area.

“This is a great place to do it because we have extra space along the highway and can put a lot of trees close together,” Ringland said.

Saturday, Ringland and volunteers added mulch around the trees they’ve planted. This helps to contain the moisture for the tree and eventually breaks down into soil, which is healthy for the environment.

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