Gov. Nixon visiting Joplin to talk trees
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 7:38 a.m. CDT;
updated 9:09 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 5, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is returning to Joplin to talk about replanting trees in the southwestern Missouri city.
Joplin lost thousands of trees in the May 22 tornado that also destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and killed more than 160 people.
Wednesday's trip took Nixon first to nearby Duquesne, which also sustained heavy tornado damage.
Nixon planned to attend an afternoon tree-planting at a Duquesne elementary school before holding talks in Joplin with officials and conservation groups on replacing trees there.
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