First Annual Parade of Trees Kicks Off - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

First Annual Parade of Trees Kicks Off

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

The First Annual Parade of Trees kicked off just in time to appreciate the fall weather.

People had the opportunity to learn about native trees in the downtown Billings business district. Nearly 50 people of all ages attended the 3-mile tour.

Registered Consulting Arborist, Mike Garvey, says it's important to recognize what makes up our environment.

Garvey also says 13 different trees were mapped out along the trail.

"We'll be seeing a hundred year old white oak that was brought from Michigan. We'll be seeing a tree that was brought from New Orleans, and our American Elms down in our courthouse which are all over 100 years old," said Garvey.

Garvey says 7 out of 13 trees are in the process of being nominated as Montana champs for their type.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:56 GMT
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
  • Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:03 GMT
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
  • Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:47:19 GMT
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.