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City employees (l-r) Jarrod Williams and Gary Beckler assist City Superintendent Tyson McGreer in putting a grate in place where a new tree from a Nebraska grower will be planted along Central Avenue in Grant. Four trees were planted Sept. 16. Others will be replaced as needed. The new maples, slangily called “hotwings” have bright red helicopter-shaped wings in the fall. Attractive grates placed around the trunks are made of recycled material from a company in Michigan.

Tree Board President Jon Forney holds a new tartarian maple in place while City Superintendent Tyson McGreer works dirt around its roots in front of Grant Auto Parts in downtown Grant. (Photos by Shari Friedel)