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Arlington celebrates Arbor Day


Sarah Arney

Volunteers of all ages pitched in to help plant trees at Country Charm Conservation Area in Arlington.

More than 30 people enjoyed the spring sunshine as they helped plant trees for Arbor Day Saturday at Arlington's Country Charm Park and Conservation Area. Volunteers included Boy Scouts and other families, including the city engineer, Eric Scott, who brought his family, as well as Arlington Tree Tenders, said Tamara Neuffer, from the Stillaguamish Tribe.

Neuffer pointed out a new display funded by Sound Salmon Solutions paid for by a grant to the city and tribe.

"The grant paid for the honey bucket, too," Neuffer said.

In honor of Arbor Day and the victims of the Oso slide, "We planted a special Redwood tree, donated by Cheryl and Bob Arney of the Arney Farm Nursery, along with two Oso berries, a.k.a. Indian plum," said Sarah Lopez, the city's recreation manager and liaison with the Tree Board.

The special memorial scape is located at the entry to the park, which offers 26 campsites and a central field for group camping and events.

Rows of new trees, including spruce, fir, cedars and other Northwest natives, were planted as dividers between the campsites.


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