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SPNRD receives tree grants


September 22, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, shows some of the 40 new trees received this week through ReTree Nebraska and EAT grants to be dispersed throughout Sidney and the surrounding area. The new trees will help increase canopy diversity, and also replace trees that have been lost over the years.

South Platte Natural Resources District has received two grants to bring trees to Sidney and the surrounding area.

Through ReTree Nebraska and EAT (Environmentally Adapted Trees) grants, SPNRD has already received 40 trees, which it will soon begin dispersing, Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, said.

ReTree is a University of Nebraska initiative, through the Nebraska Forest Service, to replant a million trees.

"The forest service provides money to buy large, landscape trees, and provide them to communities that work with organizations or tree boards to plant trees within the public ar...

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