The mission of the North Platte Tree Board is to manage the urban forest within our jurisdiction using accepted procedure and practices. And, through education, encourage all community members to participate in urban forestry.

There are social, communal, environmental, and economic benefits to planting a tree. A tree creates a peaceful and restful atmosphere they help cut down on heating and cooling costs. Trees also soften and enhance architecture. For more info, check out

It is always good to make sure you plant the correct tree for the right spot, because certain trees are better for small location and others are better for the larger spot and the habitats that are near them. Check with the any local tree nursery or greenhouses. Shop local, plant local.

Please plan ahead. Plant the right tree in the right place.

By Mary Shimmin, Chairwoman, North Platte Tree Board

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