A grant will help Fremont replace trees destroyed when a tornado hit the eastern Nebraska city in June. The Fremont Tribune reports the Greener Nebraska Towns grant is expected to be worth at least $55,000 over two years.
Officials say that grant and other funding sources will be used to pay for new trees in Memorial Park, which lost 18 trees in the June 20 tornado. Parks and Recreation Director John Schmitz says about 15 trees will be planted in the park this fall, then more will be planted in the spring.
The city also plans to replace street trees destroyed by the tornado.
Greener Nebraska grants receive funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which receives Nebraska Lottery proceeds.