WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Volunteers took part in Wilmington's first ever "tree mob" Thursday at Airlie Gardens.
More than 400 native trees were planted throughout the forest to restore the canopy.
Officials said storms have taken a toll on the trees over the years and have left some open spots in the forest. A minor storm last year was blamed for causing Airlie Gardens to lose five trees.
"It's so important for us to plant the trees out here so we can maintain this beautiful treasure in Wilmington," Janine Powell with Airlie Gardens said.
An orange flag marks each new tree.
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