Artist's goal: Plant 1,000 trees in St. Paul neighborhood

Prepping trees
Seitu Jones prepares trees for planting at the Frogtown Community Development Corp. in St. Paul.
MPR Photo/Suzanne Pekow

Today is Arbor Day, and there several tree planting ceremonies happening around Minnesota. One such ceremony is going on in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood.

It's part of artist Seitu Jones' plan to plant 1,000 trees in his neighborhood, which has been hit hard by home foreclosures.

We caught up with him as he and a team of volunteers were prepping soil and grafting fruit trees for Arbor Day.

(Suzanne Pekow of American RadioWorks produced this report)

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