Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Love affair with trees could be jeopardized

Tree board: Canopy disappearing, disreputable pruning going on.

Gothenburg has a long love affair with trees.

In 1887, the Gothenburg Area History book tells of trees set along the curb of Winchell Street (now Lake Avenue) to be planted.

By 1901, the city council ordered a carload of 600 trees for residents to plant, at a cost of 35 cents each.

Today, many visitors comment on the beautiful canopy of tree branches that stretch over Lake Avenue.

To maintain a healthy canopy, which benefits the city in various ways, local tree board members are taking action.

Members met with Nebraska Forest Service forester Amy Seiler in early March.









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