Mercer Island, WA

Mercer Island, WA

Five coast redwood saplings were delivered to Mercer Island on January 11, 2017.

Alaine Sommargren, Natural Resource Manager for Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department, took delivery of five redwood saplings for the City of Mercer Island on January 11, 2017. This photo overlooks the site in Luther Burbank Park where these trees will be planted.

Mercer Island Parks planting crew (L to R): Alaine Sommargren, Hannah Van Pelt, Andrew Prince and Paul West. The five redwood saplings were planted in Luther Burbank Park on the shore of Lake Washington on June 29, 2017.

Paul West is carefully spreading the roots of the redwood sapling cloned from the Kisling tree to ensure the tree is planted at the correct depth.

The redwood sapling cloned from the Barrett tree is tucked in after planting by Hannah Van Pelt.

After planting, the small trees are mulched and surrounded by stakes to create a protective space around them.

Five coast redwood saplings ready for delivery to Mercer Island in January 2017.

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