Globe/T. Rob Brown
Abby Kircher, left, a sophomore forestry major with MU's School of Natural Resources, helps a group of children from Carl Junction plant a tree in the yard of a Duquesne resident Saturday morning, March 31, 2012. About 225 red maple trees were donated by the Joplin Lions Club and were planted by volunteers from many regional Lions Club branches, including the Carl Junction LEO (Leadership, Excellence & Opportunity) community service organization. Pictured from left after Kircher: Tyler White, 10, Lauren Winters, 15, Jaron Bastings, 12, Lake Shelton, 14, and Calbe Poorman, 10, all of Carl Junction.