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Summit County: Bristlecone Foundation legacy forest campaign seeking volunteers for June 2 tree-planting

Help grow Summit County's future forest with the Bristlecone Foundation. PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN.

Proceeds benefit local hospice and home care

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with efforts by the U.S. Forest Service to reforest local campgrounds, the Bristlecone Foundation will continue its legacy forest campaign with another round of planting on June 2.

The campaign, now in its third year, benefits the home care and hospice patients of Bristlecone Health Services and helps renew the forests of Summit County. To date, more than 4,000 trees have been planted around the county, with each seedling telling a story of love and compassion.

This year, the foundation plans on planting another 1,800 seedlings, including aspen, bristlecone pine, Colorado blue spruce, ponderosa pine, limber pine, Engelmann spruce and golden currant. A $20 donation is requested to plant a tree in memory or in honor of a loved one.

Visit the Bristlecone Foundation online to download a donation form or call 970.668.8444 to donate by phone. Planting areas include:  Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne.

To volunteer for the tree-planting, email Åsa Armstrong at asaarmstrong@centura.org or call 970.668.8444.

All pre-registered volunteers will receive one complimentary admission to the Celebration of Life and Laughter Comedy Show and auction. The evening of comedy will take place at the Silverthorne pavilion on Friday, June 1, 2012 with internationally acclaimed Motivational Comedian and Author, Karyn Ruth White.

Tickets to the Celebration of Life and Laughter Comedy Show will be available online in April for $12 each and will also be available at the door for $15 the day of the show.

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