Editorial: Got trees? One group has some to spare

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2006

Going through our mail on Wednesday, we found letters from The National Arbor Day Foundation &045; five of them, all containing identical copies of a press release.

One envelope was addressed to columnist Love Cruikshank, another to staff writer Ed Shannon, another to lifestyles editor Geri McShane, yet another to former staff writer Peter Cox and finally one to former editor Dylan Belden. In addition, all were addressed to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The press release in each announced that free white pine tress will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2006.

It strikes us as odd that an organization dedicated to trees is willing to waste so many trees in getting out its message.

But who are we to judge? Maybe the matter deserves five times the coverage.

Going through our mail on Wednesday, we found letters from The National Arbor Day Foundation &045; five of them, all containing identical copies of a press release.

One envelope was addressed to columnist Love Cruikshank, another to staff writer Ed Shannon, another to lifestyles editor Geri McShane, yet another to former staff writer Peter Cox and finally one to former editor Dylan Belden. In addition, all were addressed to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The press release in each announced that free white pine tress will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2006.

It strikes us as odd that an organization dedicated to trees is willing to waste so many trees in getting out its message.

But who are we to judge? Maybe the matter deserves five times the coverage.

Going through our mail on Wednesday, we found letters from The National Arbor Day Foundation &045; five of them, all containing identical copies of a press release.

One envelope was addressed to columnist Love Cruikshank, another to staff writer Ed Shannon, another to lifestyles editor Geri McShane, yet another to former staff writer Peter Cox and finally one to former editor Dylan Belden. In addition, all were addressed to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The press release in each announced that free white pine tress will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2006.

It strikes us as odd that an organization dedicated to trees is willing to waste so many trees in getting out its message.

But who are we to judge? Maybe the matter deserves five times the coverage.

Going through our mail on Wednesday, we found letters from The National Arbor Day Foundation &045; five of them, all containing identical copies of a press release.

One envelope was addressed to columnist Love Cruikshank, another to staff writer Ed Shannon, another to lifestyles editor Geri McShane, yet another to former staff writer Peter Cox and finally one to former editor Dylan Belden. In addition, all were addressed to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The press release in each announced that free white pine tress will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2006.

It strikes us as odd that an organization dedicated to trees is willing to waste so many trees in getting out its message.

But who are we to judge? Maybe the matter deserves five times the coverage.

Going through our mail on Wednesday, we found letters from The National Arbor Day Foundation &045; five of them, all containing identical copies of a press release.

One envelope was addressed to columnist Love Cruikshank, another to staff writer Ed Shannon, another to lifestyles editor Geri McShane, yet another to former staff writer Peter Cox and finally one to former editor Dylan Belden. In addition, all were addressed to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The press release in each announced that free white pine tress will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2006.

It strikes us as odd that an organization dedicated to trees is willing to waste so many trees in getting out its message.

But who are we to judge? Maybe the matter deserves five times the coverage.