BEATRICE – A partnership between the City of Beatrice, Exmark Manufacturing and Keep Beatrice Beautiful is resulting in new trees along the east side of Second Street.
The trees were being planted Monday along the 2nd, between Ella and Grant Streets. They will line part of the Homestead Trail in that area.
Beatrice Public Properties landscaper Terry Brauch say about forty trees are being planted with the help of Exmark Manufacturing volunteers.
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A local nursery and a source in Lincoln provided the trees. Ron Manes of the Public Properties Department says the crew will knock out the planting in short order.
The grant from the company for $25,000 was received after an application was submitted to Exmark-Toro Foundation program by Keep Beatrice Beautiful. Administrator of KBB, Linda Grell says it’s a partnership that will help beautify the area.
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Plans are to plant more trees along the west side of 2nd and install native grass and other plantings on a former salvage yard area, near Indian Creek.
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Exmark employees, through the Toro Giving Foundation program, have been busy with several projects. They include the rebuilding of flood-damaged ball field dugouts at Tri County Public Schools near De Witt… and a project this week to donate trees to the Three-G Saddle Club and Four-H. Southeast Community College students are planting those trees near a horse arena on the Gage County Fairgrounds.