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Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson Dawn Score, a teacher at Woodland Elementary School, helped a group of students plant trees around the school for Arbor Day last Friday. Students and staff planted about 2,300 trees throughout the day as part of the master plan for the site.

A 'tree-mendous' Friday

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Last Friday was a "tree-mendous" day in Alexandria.

It was Arbor Day and at least three different groups were busy planting trees.

At Noonan Park, members of the Alexandria Garden Club put a tree into the ground Friday morning.

Across a pond in the same park, the Alexandria Tree Board conducted its annual tree planting.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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