Summerset, SD’s, 2nd Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration – with a LOT of kindergartners from Black Hawk Elementary School. May 9, 2016. Through the combined efforts of Mayor George Mandas, Summerset Urban Forester David Johnson, and City Administrator Jeff Mizenko, Summerset has become South Dakota’s newest “Tree City, USA.” Congratulations, Summerset, SD!

David Johnson House 33

“The Tree Guy” had to answer some very serious questions from the young inquisitive minds… “What is the tree’s name?” “Does the tree eat mosquitos?” “Do trees care if it’s muddy?”

The answers didn’t really matter. The simple truth is that children, trees, (and, sometimes, even mud) are indescribable blessings to a community.

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