Four Bur Oak trees were recently planted at the Elgin City Park and at the Homestead as part of the ReTree Nebraska initiative. The trees were provided by the Nebraska State Arboretum and planted by Mike and Connie Dvorak.
ReTree is a 10 year cooperative effort to promote the proper planting and care of one million trees across Nebraska by 2017. “In the last 30 years, we’ve lost nearly half our state’s community forest resources,” according to Jessica Kelling, ReTree coordinator. “With the simple act of planting a tree, we have the ability to do something great for future generations.”
Trees planted on public and private property within city limits, as well as tress planted in certain rural areas can count toward ReTree Nebraska’s one million tree goal. To learn more about ReTree Nebraska, report a tree planting or find out more about tree selection, planting and care, visit www.retreenebraska.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.