(NECN: Melissa Toupin, Worcester, Mass.) - The city of Worcester just got some help to replace thousands of trees destroyed by the Asian Longhorned beetle.
The Youth Forestry Division is a newly formed collaboration between the Worcester Youth Center and the Worcester Tree Initiative.
The Worcester Tree Initiative received a $130,000 dollar grant through the Department of Conservation and recreation to help in their efforts to replant Worcester's forests.
Since the beetle arrived several years ago thousands of infested trees have been tagged and removed throughout the city.
The funds will be used to train local youth and pay them to care for trees that will be replanted now through November.