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Seedling trees now available to Park Rapids residents; six choices, all free

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

The Park Rapids Urban Forestry Committee and the Park Rapids Rotary Club are coordinating on a project to offer free seedling trees to residents and business owners within the city of Park Rapids for planting this spring.

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The trees will be available free of charge to residents and business owners within the city. Property owners will be limited to 5 trees per parcel and the tree orders will be taken first come first served until all of the trees have been distributed.

The goal of the program is to repopulate areas of the city that lost trees during last spring's windstorm, but all properties within city limits are eligible for the program.

Property owners will have a choice of six tree species: Red Splendor Crabapple, Red Maple, Norway Red Pine, White Spruce, Chokecherry or Juneberry. All trees will come with a planting mat and the deciduous trees will come with a protective tube. All property owners will be given instructions on how to plant and care for the trees.

For more information or to place a tree order contact Brenda Stuemke at City Hall at 732-3163 or send an e-mail to citypr@unitelc.com.

Orders will be taken until all of the trees have been distributed. The trees will be available for pickup the first week in May and city staff will notify property owners of the time and place of pickup.

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