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Archived: Tree of Spring: Strawberry Parfait Crabapple

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) - May. 3, 2024

The Strawberry Parfait stands out amongst the variety of beautiful umbrella-shaped Crabapple trees that are blooming this spring, for several reasons.  The Strawberry Parfait branches spike out in several directions, loaded with red-edged pink flowers.  As the flowers fade, the leaves turn a rich, wine/purple color for the rest of the season. Very small fruits develop, but […]

Archived: Tree of Spring: Strawberry Parfait Crabapple

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) -

The Strawberry Parfait stands out amongst the variety of beautiful umbrella-shaped Crabapple trees that are blooming this spring, for several reasons.  The Strawberry Parfait branches spike out in several directions, loaded with red-edged pink flowers.  As the flowers fade, the leaves turn a rich, wine/purple color for the rest of the season. Very small fruits develop, but […]

Archived: Tree Board selects Tree of Winter season

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) - Mar. 12, 2020

A common White Pine tree at 820 West B St. brightens the street scene as one drives west from Jeffers St. In winter, deciduous trees stand leafless against the sky, but the soft blue-green of this conifer is a treat to the eye. It is a fast-growing tree, having doubled its height in the eight […]

Archived: Tree Board selects Tree of Winter season

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) -

A common White Pine tree at 820 West B St. brightens the street scene as one drives west from Jeffers St. In winter, deciduous trees stand leafless against the sky, but the soft blue-green of this conifer is a treat to the eye. It is a fast-growing tree, having doubled its height in the eight […]

Archived: Tree of season selected on Boyd Ave.

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) - Nov. 13, 2019

The North Platte Tree Board has selected an amazing White Oak Tree as its tree of the season. Although the Nebraska winds blew many of the leaves off the branches a few days ago, the shape of this massive, mature oak stands proudly, showing off its graceful limbs like a sculpture. It grows on the […]

Archived: Tree of season selected on Boyd Ave.

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) -

The North Platte Tree Board has selected an amazing White Oak Tree as its tree of the season. Although the Nebraska winds blew many of the leaves off the branches a few days ago, the shape of this massive, mature oak stands proudly, showing off its graceful limbs like a sculpture. It grows on the […]

Archived: Plaque set at Fort McPherson

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) - May. 31, 2019

Steven Weir,-Santos, Assistant Director of Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, recently accepted a plaque from the “Carry the Load” memorial awareness program. The plaque is located near the cemetery’s administration building. The dedication was witnessed by a small group of veteran’s families and friends. It was timed to coincide with a similar ceremony at […]

Archived: Plaque set at Fort McPherson

Tia McGuire (For the North Platte Bulletin) -

Steven Weir,-Santos, Assistant Director of Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, recently accepted a plaque from the “Carry the Load” memorial awareness program. The plaque is located near the cemetery’s administration building. The dedication was witnessed by a small group of veteran’s families and friends. It was timed to coincide with a similar ceremony at […]