The community is invited to help with the 21st annual tree planting on Saturday, May 6, starting at 9 a.m.

A project of Story City Trees Forever, the tree planting has been making a difference in the community for more than two decades now, and the results are tangible.

“Please come join us in this great community improvement project,” said Mike Jensen, president of SCTF. “You have helped us plant over 2,600 trees in our parks and along our streets since we started this joint effort 21 years ago.”

Local Scouts help with the project each year. The morning will start with a group photo and a tree planting demonstration. Then groups will disperse to plant, stake and mulch 28 trees.

“If everyone pitches in, we will be done in less that a couple of hours,” Jensen said. “We had great help unloading the $9,000 worth of trees and great help at our Tree sale Saturday. Let's make this as great a turn out and effort as last week. This is our last big project of the year — let's make it a good one and have fun doing it.”

Tree planters should meet near the new trail bridge just east of the high school baseball diamond. Participants are encouraged to bring rakes or shovels, and gloves if desired.

Refreshments will be served.

The funding for the Story City Trees Forever projects has been from Black Hills Energy with matching funds from the city of Story City.