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Sidney celebrates 30 years as Tree City U.S.A. at annual tree giveaway

Ninety trees handed out to community during celebration


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Tree expert Amy Seiler with the Nebraska Forest Service demonstrates how to plant a bare-root tree during Saturday's tree giveaway at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp in Sidney.

With Arbor Day just around the corner, the City of Sidney celebrated its 30th straight year as a Tree City U.S.A. community last Saturday with its annual tree giveaway at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp at Legion Park.

Ninety trees were given away to Sidney residents during the event, including 30 pine trees special to the 30th anniversary.

"We usually don't (have pine tress)," Tree Board Chairman Tom Von Seggern said. "It's typically all deciduous trees, but to recognize the 30th year, we are doing pines."

Pine breeds given away during the event included Bosnian, Swiss Stone and Austrian v...

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