Student volunteers Christine Libre and Daniel Varghese from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., foreground, and Colin Peterson and Maggie Wiener from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at rear, helped plant trees on an old surface-mine site in Breathitt County on 3/13/2015. The event was part of the work by a non-profit called Green Forests Work to restore forests on land that was mined and reclaimed without trees. Bill Estep photo
Student volunteers Christine Libre and Daniel Varghese from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., foreground, and Colin Peterson and Maggie Wiener from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at rear, helped plant trees on an old surface-mine site in Breathitt County on 3/13/2015. The event was part of the work by a non-profit called Green Forests Work to restore forests on land that was mined and reclaimed without trees. Bill Estep photo Herald-Leader
Student volunteers Christine Libre and Daniel Varghese from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., foreground, and Colin Peterson and Maggie Wiener from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at rear, helped plant trees on an old surface-mine site in Breathitt County on 3/13/2015. The event was part of the work by a non-profit called Green Forests Work to restore forests on land that was mined and reclaimed without trees. Bill Estep photo Herald-Leader

Group plants trees in Eastern Kentucky as part of effort to reforest strip-mined land

March 15, 2015 06:23 PM