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Lake City Giving Away Trees

Parks Department employees Kirt Vanderwilt, left, and Pete Lindahl unload a flowering pear tree from a forklift operated by Jeff Erickson Friday morning at the city street shop. (Coeur d'Alene Today photo: Keith Erickson)

Spring is here … and so are free street trees! The city of Coeur d'Alene has young trees that need a home—but you better hurry, there are only 10 trees left. Trees are planted in public right-of-ways in front of homes at no cost to the homeowner. The city this year is giving away about 200 trees and planting will begin soon, said Katie Kosanke, the city’s urban forester. On Friday, workers from the city Parks Department unloaded 60 trees destined for residences and the downtown area. In its ninth year, Kosanke estimated the city has given away about 1,200 trees. The young trees are available to residents who are willing to provide care, including watering and protecting them from mowers and trimmers/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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