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A tree of remembrance

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Published May 9, 2014


Jacob Jackson, 11, from left, his brother Reece Jackson, 9, and Alec Likens, 5, watch as Henry Burkwhat plants a red maple tree Friday in memory of wildlife biologist Courtney Tye at the Brooksville Plant Materials Center on Broad Street, north of Brooksville. Burkwhat of Gainesville is a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Tye, who died in February, worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The two agencies often team up on environmental projects throughout the state. Friday's tree planting was part of an annual celebration to mark Earth Day and National Wetlands Month.