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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Tree Board Distributes Free Trees During Give-Away


Don Ogle

Arborist Galen Wittrock shows the audience at the city's annual Tree Give Away things to look for in taking care of their trees. After demonstrating a tree planting, the Sidney Tree Board distributed 85 trees to residents.

More than 50 Sidney residents turned out Saturday for the annual City of Sidney Tree Give-Away held at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp.

The event, held by the Sidney Tree Board, provides ornamental and shade trees at no cost to Sidney homeowners. The event was part of this year's Arbor Day Celebration.

Hosted by the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp Board, attendees learned about the types of trees being given away - along with a tree planting demonstration.

As part of the program, Arborist Galen Wittrock showed those present how to prepare roots of both container and bare root trees to optimise...

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