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150 trees to be sold for Pine River's 150 years

Families may help support the sesquicentennial and the environment at the same time

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PINE RIVER — Sharon Gensmer and the Pine River 150th Celebration Committee are selling 150 trees to support the upcoming celebration of Pine River's 150 years.

For $5, people may pick up a tree at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Those who wish to sign up for volunteer planting day Saturday, May 13, courtesy of Boy Scout Troop #73, may do so.

Those who choose not to plant their own tree will receive a certificate with a GPS location of the tree they sponsor.

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Trees may be sponsored in memory of a loved one.

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There are 100 white pine, 25 black spruce and 25 burr oak available. All recipients are required to agree to use the call-before-you-dig program by calling Gopher State One Call at 811 several days before planting.

More information may be available at call811.com/811-in-your-state.

The 150th Celebration Committee is purchasing trees through the Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District.

For more information on the program, email familytreeproject150@gmail.com.

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