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Lake Oswego takes its trees seriously, and that was evident throughout last week

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Citizens gather around the Hiroshima Peace Tree to take part in a planting ceremony for the tree that was grown from a seed that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing.  Some of the city's youngest residents enjoyed the Springbrook Preschool Nature Walk Friday, April 12 — learning all about local trees and wildlife in the process.

And the next day, the City hosted a special planting ceremony for what is called the Hiroshima Peace Tree. The tree, planted at Foothills Parks near the soon-to-be-completed Lake Oswego Veterans and First Responders memorial, was grown from a seed that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb in 1945.

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PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Abbie Silva and her son Shai participate in the Springbrook Preschool Nature Walk.  PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Hiroshima Peace Tree was recently planted at Foothills Park.PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Connor Rohde, center gets an education on snails during the Springbrook Preschool Nature Walk.PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lucia Arbildo enjoys digging in the dirt with her fellow classmates during the Springbrook Preschool Nature Walk.PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Morgan Holen, an arborist contractor for the city of Lake of Oswego, leads the planting ceremony of the Hiroshima Peace Tree that was recently planted at Foothills Park.PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sue Thomas talks about the trees of Springbrook Park during a nature walk with preschoolers.PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Veteran Mike Holm speaks during the planting ceremony of the Hiroshima Peace Tree at Foothills Park.PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ken Stafford recites two of his poems during the planting ceremony of the Hiroshima Peace Tree at Foothills Park.


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