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May 29, 2013 10:36 PM by Katy Harris - KXLF News

New trees planted in Butte

Each spring trees are replaced and new ones are planted across Butte.

The Urban Forestry Board and Mainstreet Uptown Butte are planting 38 trees starting today.

About 10 percent of the trees that will be planted are replacements for trees that have weather or accident related issues.

Eight trees are being planted on the flats and the other 30 will be planted on the Butte Hill in various spots.

The idea came from community meetings that were held several years ago.

"People wanted to see more trees, more greenery in town and we just took that as a signal that we should start planting more trees. One year we did 200 but we try to do about 25-50 each year," said George Everett, executive director for Mainstream Uptown Butte.

Mountain Ash, Elm and Maple trees are just a few types of trees that will be planted across Butte.


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