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From left are Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District Chairman Jay Backstrom; Wayne Wilde, owner of Wilde Angus Farms in Solway; and SWCD Stewardship Forester Jerry Stensing. Wilde was honored Thursday for planting the two-millionth SWCD tree. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Beltrami Soil & Water Conservation District: Solway rancher plants historic tree

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The Beltrami Soil & Water Conservation District provides services to prevent erosion and to protect lakes and streams. But the organization is widely known for its forestation projects.

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When the tree sales began 20 years ago, 12,000 trees were distributed. Now, the count is 100,000 trees per year, said Jerry Stensing, SWCD stewardship forester.

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