In this June 26, 2014 photo, Ken Parker, native plant consultant for the Seneca Indian Nation, poses outside the William Seneca administration building on the Cattaraugus Reservation in western New York. Parker is helping to implement the Senecas' new policy of using only indigenous plants in public landscaping on Seneca territories as a way to preserve culture and the environment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION, N.Y. (AP) — The Seneca Indian Nation is strengthening its roots to the land with a new commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees in public landscaping.

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