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Prairie Dog Town gets new trees

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Updated: 4/25/2013 8:34 am
A few miniature Lubbock residents got a neighborhood upgrade Wednesday.

For the second year of the "Friends of Travel - Give Back" event, members of the Texas Travel Industry, in town for a conference, and Visit Lubbock joined forces to plant more than 30 trees in Prairie Dog Town.

John Osborne, chief executive officer of Visit Lubbock, said the Texas Travel Industry wanted to help out in the community.

"We were extremely appreciative when they called us and asked us if there was a project they could help out on," Osborne said. "They helped secure the volunteers and they've actually contributed to the funding of the trees being planted here."

Osborne said planting trees in Prairie Dog Park was about more than just beautifying the park.

"A lot of people come out and enjoy the prairie dogs and seeing their habitat." Osborne said, "and so by giving back specific to this area, it helps not only beautifying it and making it more enjoyable for people, but also provides a good habitat for birds as they migrate through."

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