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Retired DNR employee honored by Trees Forever

October 24, 2011 at 07:07 AM

The State Journal-Register

Glen Kruse hasn’t slowed down much in retirement.

The former DNR employee was honored by Trees Forever for his efforts to create Rochester’s new arboretum.

The nonprofit group, based in Iowa, promotes the care and planting of trees.

It presented Kruse, a retiree from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, with a Volunteer of the Year award at a recent village board meeting.

The arboretum, which will benefit generations of Rochester residents for years to come, is on a roughly one-acre site in Rochester Community Park and is home to 102 native trees and shrubs and more than 80 native prairie plants.

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