ODF says So. Obenchain tree restoration work is complete

SHADY COVE, Ore. —Restoration work to replant trees on the burn scar of the south Obenchain fire has finished.

The effort, called Emergency Forest Restoration Program was put on by the Farm Service Agency, alongside ODF. The process includes planting year-old trees, to give them a chance to grow back quicker, than they would naturally.

ODF says this year, 30,000 trees were planted. Trees included ponderosa pine, douglas fir and cedar.

“There’s a lot of trees that were lost in those areas so the landowners want to see that restored back to what it was, so this program helps them get a headstand on that,” said Natalie Weber with ODF.

ODF says landowners pay for the cost upfront, but once the work is done, they get reimbursed up to 75%of the cost.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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