City of Sequim maintenance worker Gary Butler and Roger Gilchrist, parks supervisor, plant a tupelo tree on Nov. 21 in Carrie Blake Community Park in honor of the city’s Arbor Day. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City of Sequim maintenance worker Gary Butler and Roger Gilchrist, parks supervisor, plant a tupelo tree on Nov. 21 in Carrie Blake Community Park in honor of the city’s Arbor Day. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City digs its November Arbor Day

Staff with the City of Sequim continued the tradition of planting a tree on its Arbor Day on Nov. 21.

Mayor Dennis Smith read a proclamation to a small group before a tupelo tree was planted near the entrance to the Water Reuse Site’s waterfall, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The planting also honors the city’s designation as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Last year, city staff planted an apple tree by the northern playground in honor of the late Mike Brandt, who retired as the city’s Public Works operations manager. City staff said this time of year is ideal for planting a tree.

Sequim has been a Tree City USA for three years for following guidelines such as following its tree care ordinance.

For more information on Arbor Day, visit www.arborday.org.

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