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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.


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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