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Quarry Point Park in Apple Valley is almost everything a visitor could ask for: It's among the city's newest and biggest parks. It encompasses 40 acres, with multiple baseball and soccer fields, a rain garden and a sprawling playground sheltered under a colorful awning.
But city officials say something is lacking: trees.
That will change Sept. 19, when city officials and volunteers plant 50 to 100 trees of various species through a partnership with Tree Trust, a local nonprofit.
The park, like much of the city, sits on a former quarry site.
"Through mining or development, the land has been pretty much stripped," said Barry Bernstein, the city's parks director. "So we're looking to re-establish or set up an urban-type forest."