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11,600 trees find homes in county

And just like that, 11,600 tree seedlings were scattered across Carlton County.

The giant tree giveaway late last week was organized to honor the Pine Knot's status as the most outstanding weekly newspaper in the state and Sappi's many awards for being one of the most sustainable pulp and paper mills in the world. It was also a way of giving back to the world, as both companies need trees to keep their businesses going.

With the help of Sappi, which paid for the seedlings, and Upper Lakes Foods, which transported them from Hayward, Wisconsin, a truckload of assorted seedlings - Norway (or red)...