The North Platte Tree Board has chosen a weeping willow at 1205 Burlington as the summer tree of the season.

The board will officially dedicate the tree at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Pictured, Tonya and Tony Zikmund stand proudly beneath their weeping willow, which graces the corner lot at 1205 Burlington and replaces a majestic old-growth American elm that succumbed to Dutch elm disease years ago.