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Plant trees at Tessentee

Plant trees at Tessentee File photo

Help transform an old cattle pasture into a wildlife haven 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24, at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve in Otto. 

In 2023, volunteers planted a variety of trees and shrubs on this 40-acre retired cattle pasture, and this next round will increase diversity by adding chestnut oaks, sumacs and river birches along the Little Tennessee River and Tessentee Creek.

Snacks and tools provided, with no prior experience necessary. Event is weather-dependent. Volunteers may be able to take home extra saplings. Sign up at

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