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Arboretum at ZooMontana awarded level one accreditation

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

The Yellowstone Arboretum of ZooMontana in Billings has just been awarded a level one accreditation by the Arbnet arboretum accreditation program and the Morton Arboretum.

KULR-8 spoke to curator Scott Meyers who said there are over 100 species of trees planted at ZooMontana.

Meyers said the trees have been out here since the zoo was contrived over 20 years ago. He said many of the trees have been donated by local nurseries around the area and were experimented on to see how they thrive. He also said because it's spring time, this is the best time to come and check out the arboretum because they will be in full bloom soon.

Meyers explained why people should check out the arboretum at ZooMontana.

"We have trees here that are not specifically for Montana, but because of the micro climate here at the zoo, they actually thrive," Meyers said. "We want to just let the public know what's out here and hopefully, they come out and enjoy it."

Meyers said you can take a virtual tour of the arboretum and find out some interesting facts online at http://www.botanicalsocietyofzoomontana.org/

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