Cape Fear Garden Club plants 100 trees

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wednesday morning, members of the Cape Fear Garden Club planted 100 trees in Long Leaf Park.

The group chose to plant Longleaf Pine saplings, a tree that provides a critical habitat for 29 threatened and endangered species in North America.

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Wednesday was part of the Wilmington Tree Initiative, which is a plan to plant 1,739 trees by this fall. That number is a nod to the year Wilmington was founded.