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Volunteers planting 5,000 trees at fire-damaged Royal Gorge Park

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CANON CITY, Colo. — Volunteers have started planting seedlings at the Royal Gorge Park to replace trees lost in the wildfire there last year.

In all 5,000 trees will be planted in the park by June 15, the Cañon City Daily Record reported. Another 5,000 are planned in the years to come.

About 2,200 acres of the park, one of Colorado’s top tourism sites, was destroyed by a wildfire in June 2013.