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New trees hopes to spruce up and old park

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GREAT FALLS -

Did you know that the Electric City is part of this grand community called Tree City USA. Enlight of Arbor day the Rainbow Garden Club planted two trees at Grande Vista park in hopes to spruce up the area.

Friday Ohio Buckeye trees were planted a species not native to Montana. City Forester, Todd Seymanski, said that's because of the climate here in the Treasure State they are limited to what can be planted. Seymanski said this none native tree is not considered an invasive species, in fact, this tree is actually great for the overall Eco-system here in Montana.

Seymanski said, "every tree that we can get planted in great falls is going to help cut out wind down. So it's going to intercept a lot of water that goes down our storm drain and so it helps the utility folks out."

These trees will grow to about 25 feet and then they will produce buckeyes nuts, which will help the animal population but for us humans arborist advises us do not consume the nuts.
 

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