Greensburg Trees To Take Root

By: AP
By: AP

UDALL, Kan. (AP) _ Members of the Udall Community Historical Society are returning to Greensburg this weekend to plant trees.

The members, along with Westar Energy's Green Team, will arrive Saturday in Greensburg, which was nearly destroyed by a tornado last year.

Historical society spokesman Jerrold Hoffman said it's the third trip for the group, which started the project a year ago.

Udall was the victim of the state's deadliest tornado in 1955 when 82 were killed. There hadn't been another tornado like it until Greensburg was hit the night of May 4, 2007, causing 11 deaths and 59 injuries.

Udall residents decided to donate trees because they remember how the tornado uprooted most of theirs.

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