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PGA partners with local groups to plant trees in Queeny Park

7:26 PM, May 19, 2013   |    comments
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BALLWIN, Mo. (KSDK) - Bellerive Country Club will host the 2013 Senior PGA Championship later this week, but Sunday the PGA of America teamed up with local organizations and volunteers to plant 200 trees in Queeny Park.

The PGA says the new trees will help offset the paper that will be used for the 74th Senior PGA event.

The area where they will be planted was once covered by brush honeysuckle, a non-native species.

Betsy LePoidevin with the Nature Conservancy of Missouri says these new trees are compatible with the area and won't choke out the beneficial plants.

Organizers say they won't just look good, they will also cut down on erosion and help to filter water.

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