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Nebraska's First Lady planting trees across panhandle

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Nebraska's First Lady Sally Ganem is lending her green thumb around the panhandle this week by planting trees.

Ganem who is also the Honorary Chairman for ReTree Nebraska spent the morning planting a few trees on Western Nebraska Community College's campus.

College staff and members from the Nebraska Community Forestry also lent a hand in planting trees.

This was all part of a goal to plant 1,000 trees during the completion of more than 80 projects this fall.

This was the First Lady's fifth year planting trees across the state -- something she says adds value to the beauty of Nebraska.

"I think it's very important, they add to the quality of our life not only do they give a shade, and food, furniture, they add to the quality of the environment. They give oxygen but they also give beauty to the soul."

The Nebraska Environmental Trust is providing funding for the trees that are planted.

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