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Tree Board annual give away


Sidney Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway Saturday.

This is Sidney’s 31st year as a Tree City USA community with the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The giveaway allows Sidney to maintain a healthy canopy, Tom Von Seggern, Sidney parks director, said.

“We’re trying to diversify our community urban forest, to have more varieties of trees,” he said, “so if any one single disease comes through town, similar to Dutch elm disease, we have more variety and aren’t concentrated on just one type of tree.”

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