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Sidney Tree Board Tree Give Away Adjusted For 2020


April 22, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation

The Sidney Tree Board will modify its annual tree give-away to follow social distancing guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The give-away will be held Saturday, April 25 at the City Park Shop in Legion Park between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The City Park Shop is in Legion Park on the south side of the flood ditch adjacent to Kiwanis Field and across the street from the National Guard Armory.

Modifications to the give-away will include: no activities at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp, no public welcome or Tree City USA flag presentation to the City Council, and no speaker or tree planting demonstration. This year three stations will be set up in order to receive a tree and you will not have to get out of your vehicle. We expect it to take only about 5-10 minutes to receive a tree. Our goal is to keep staff, volunteers, and customers as safe as possible through social distancing and good sanitation.

Please stay in your vehicle the entire time. At station one, you will receive a list of trees available and planting instructions. You will need to review the list and select the tree species you desire. At station two, you will let a volunteer no your tree selection. At station three, the tree will be loaded into your vehicle by a volunteer.

You will not be able to select your own tree. Staff and volunteers will pull orders in advance and no exchanges will be made during the pick-up. All selections will be final. If you do not feel well on April 25 please stay home. City Parks staff can be contacted beginning April 27 at 308-254-3307 to see if any trees are left over and if trees remain arrangements can be made at that time to receive a tree.

This year the board is offering eight different species of trees to Sidney residents. Species include Triumph Elm, May Day Tree, Crimson Spire Oak, Profusion Crabapple, Shademaster Honeylocust, Guelder-Rose Viburnum, Mesabi Cherry, and Canada Red Cherry.


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