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2008 Media Releases

October 27, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Steve Schwab, City Arborist, Parks and Recreation, 441-7035


The City of Lincoln has received a $7,500 grant from the “Trees for Nebraska Towns” (TNT) program. The TNT grant, which will be matched by the City, will be used to fund Lincoln’s ReTree Nebraska Street Tree Voucher Program for planting shade trees in City rights of way.

The TNT program is funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and coordinated by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The program recently awarded more than $300,000 in landscape beautification funds to 23 Nebraska communities.

Lincoln property owners who are interested in planting street trees on City rights of way should contact the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Forestry Division at 441-7035.

ReTree Nebraska is a 10-year cooperative initiative to raise public awareness of the value of trees, reverse the decline of Nebraska’s tree and forest resources and improve the health and sustainability of trees and forests across the state for future generations. The primary goal of ReTree Nebraska is to work in partnership with people across Nebraska to foster the proper planting and maintenance of one million new trees by 2017.

More information on the City’s Forestry Division is available on the City Web site at (keyword: trees).

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