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(Neb)-Final Boy Scout Chadron State Park Tree Planting On Sat

By: John Axtell Posted at: 10/04/2019 06:30 PM
CHADRON - Boy Scouts from across the Panhandle will be at Chadron State Park Saturday to plant trees for the fifth and final year.

      The Scouts will be joined by Girl Scouts, students from the Pine Ridge Job Corps Center, and anyone from the public that wants to help.

       The Boy Scouts began their tree planting program in 1990 at Fort Robinson State Park as part of the recovery plan for the Fort Robinson Fire a year earlier and continued at the park for a quarter-century before moving to Chadron State Park.

       Over the years, the focus has shifted from planting as many as 15,000 trees a season to planting fewer trees with a better chance of survival. The 5-year effort at Chadron State Park will add a total of 12,000 trees.

       This year's plan is for 1,500 Ponderosa Pine plugs with a 93% survival rate in sheltered and shaded areas to give them the best protection and chance of survivng.

       Those wanting to help will meet at the park parade grounds at 7:00 am with lunch for all participants at 1:00 in the conference center.


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