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Greensburg is a city in Decatur County, Indiana, United States. The population was set at 10,260 in the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Decatur County. The Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana is known for a tree which grows from the top of the Courthouse Tower, giving Greensburg its nickname of the "Tree City." There have been one or more trees growing continually since the first tree was noticed in the early 1870s. Later, other small trees appeared on the clock tower. County officials were initially concerned that the trees would cause damage to the roof, and a steeplejack was hired in the 1880s to remove some of them. Two trees were left, with one ultimately growing to a height of nearly 15 feet. By the time it died, another tree had appeared. Today, there are two trees on the tower. - from Wikipedia:
The mentioned Decatur County Courthouse appears on a new flag, that was officially adopted on 02.03.2009.
Here is the story by Joe Hornaday:
"Since its establishment, the city of Greensburg has never had an official flag to wave proudly in the bright blue skies and greet visitors to the town. When the Greensburg 150th celebration began picking up steam and the committees started to really put things together, Mayor Gary Herbert decided that the absence of an official city flag was a matter that needed to be remedied. According to Janet Dance and director of tourism Melanie Maxwell, Herbert decided to put in a request for an official city flag. He asked some of the 150th committee members to design it, and the result finally ended up in the mailbox at City Hall Tuesday. The shipment of new city flags came in time to start preparing the community for the Sesquicentennial celebration that will begin in June and launch several events and festivities around the city. On Tuesday, the design took its maiden voyage atop the flagpole at City Hall, courtesy of Police Chief Brian Heaton who hoisted it to its temporary home. Dance explained that she had researched the city's meeting minutes, and discovered that the local government had never adopted an official flag for Greensburg. That is when the ball started rolling and the new flag process got underway. Maxwell noted that the city flags will be made for sale, so businesses and other groups can donate money to the Sesquicentennial cause and then raise the flag and have them flutter in the breeze before, during and after the 150th. The Greensburg City Council is set to vote on the adoption of the flag at the group's next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 2." - from: www.greensburgdailynews.com/local/local_story_055195341.html.
Valentin Poposki, 11 March 2009