Trees planted in Rapid City throughout West Blvd

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Thursday morning crews were out planting trees along West Blvd. in Rapid City.

Over the winter, crews removed about 30 ash trees with growing concerns about the emerald ash borer. They are now replacing those trees with a variety – including Dutch and American elm, Ohio buckeye, American beech and more. 

The city’s Urban Forester, Andy Bernard, and his team work hard to maintain the well being of Rapid City’s environment.

“There are about $10,000 of trees going in but it was all grant money the city doesn’t have a budget for tree replacement so we apply for grants and that’s how we replace our trees,” said Bernard

Not only are trees good for air quality but they also add to the beauty of the Black Hills area.

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