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4th-graders get into trees to study them for Arbor Day

4th-graders get into trees to study them for Arbor Day

Billings fourth-graders discovered on Friday that the best way to learn about trees is to swing from them.

April 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25

Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25

Billings’ Arbor Day celebration April 25 in Pioneer Park will begin with cleanup and beautification and end with education about trees.

April 17, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Greenbacks for green thumbs: City has funds to help plant trees in boulevards

Greenbacks for green thumbs: City has funds to help plant trees in boulevards

Fred Bicha is counting on the Johnny Appleseeds living in Billings to make this spring’s Boulevard Tree Cost Share Program a success.

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Tree program provides living memorials

Tree program provides living memorials

After Duane and Jacque Tuhy’s son Eric died in Billings last year, the couple decided to remember him with a tree and a plaque.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NorthWestern Energy, city plant trees in South Park

NorthWestern Energy, city plant trees in South Park

South Park got a boost for the future on Friday when NorthWestern Energy employees joined the city of Billings and others to plant about 50 trees.

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Billings city forester Fred Bicha

Billings city forester Fred Bicha

Billings City Forester Fred Bicha, illustrating his point with a poorly trimmed branch, talks last month about the best way to prune trees.

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Tiny beetle could have devastating effect on Montana trees

Tiny beetle could have devastating effect on Montana trees

For tree lovers, the emerald ash borer is no gem.

May 11, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Fred Bicha talks about preparing for the emerald ash borer

Fred Bicha talks about preparing for the emerald ash borer

Standing in Veterans Park, where most of the trees are green ash, City Forester Fred Bicha talks about preparing for the arrival of the emerald ash borer, a little beetle that could have a big impact in Montana.

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Fred Bicha holds a preserved emerald ash borer

Fred Bicha holds a preserved emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer could soon pose a big problem to the 1,860 ash trees in Billings city parks.

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The Russians are going: Crews take out invasive trees at Riverfront Park

The Russians are going: Crews take out invasive trees at Riverfront Park

Standing on the southern shore of Lake Josephine in Riverfront Park, it's easy to see where a crew from the Montana Conservation Corps did its work earlier this month.

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Cooperative effort preserves cottonwood’s genes

Cooperative effort preserves cottonwood’s genes

A champion narrowleaf cottonwood tree discovered in Joliet last year is being cloned so that its successful genes can be preserved for another generation.

April 28, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Arbor Day volunteers add trees to MetraPark

Arbor Day volunteers add trees to MetraPark

Trees do an awful lot of good things.

May 12, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Arbor Day to be observed Friday in Billings park

Fred Bicha is racking up the road miles this week as he travels across Eastern Montana to help Tree USA cities celebrate Arbor Day.

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