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Final trees planted in 25-year project at Fort Robinson


Justin Haag - NEBRASKAland Magazine

Jim Schmitt of Dalton gets ready to distribute ponderosa pine seedlings for planting in the Spring Creek area of Fort Robinson State Park and Wildlife Management Area.

All the roots have been planted for a northwestern Nebraska reforestation program. Now, the project has been turned over to Mother Nature.

About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of the Longs Peak Council and other volunteers planted 10,500 trees at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, the final chapter of an annual effort to reforest areas burned in a massive 1989 wildfire. The planting marked the 25th and final year for the event.

The planters were greeted with seasonably mild weather as they placed the ponderosa pine seedlings at points around the Spring Creek area on the north side of th...

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