University Place, WA
Ten coast redwood saplings were delivered to University Place on January 9, 2017.
On a personal note, I would like to say that I was able to visit the four redwood saplings planted in Adriana Hess Wetland Park on Jan 12 while returning to Seattle from a visit to Olympia on Jan 26. When I found the first tree, there was a woman standing in front of it almost in a meditative pose. When I greeted her, she explained that she lives in the neighborhood and that she and her cat visit the tree each day and that she had even named it. I asked her what name she had given it. The name she had given the tree was “Faith.” The second redwood sapling nearby she had named “Hope.” I asked her if she was aware there were a total of four redwood trees planted in the park. She said she knew that but she hadn’t found the other two. When she learned that I was the one who had donated the trees to the park, she was so happy to be able to learn more about the trees. We talked some more and then I went to look for the other two newly-planted redwood saplings.
Sure enough, there they each were, tucked into the woodlands with protective screens around them to prevent damage from deer, rabbits and other herbivores. I returned and offered to show her the remaining two trees. She was eager to know where they were located. Upon seeing the third tree, she said she would name it “Love.” When we came upon the fourth redwood sapling, I asked her what name she would give it. She wasn’t sure at first, and asked me to name it. I deferred, saying that since she is the one that visits the trees, she should be the one who named it. She named it “Charity.” And so it shall be: Faith, Hope, Love and Charity, all ready to grow into giant trees and watch over the entire Adriana Hess Wetlands in the coming years.