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More than $500 raised on Earth Day for Big Leaf Maple bench

What do you think? (2 Comments) April 26, 2012 at 2:15PM

Photo credit: Garet Munger

An Earth Day celebration was held last Sunday (April 22, 2012) on the west side of Green Lake Park, near the stump of a Big Leaf Maple tree that was cut down following a winter storm.

The event was a fundraiser for a new bench at Green Lake Park dedicated to — and in part built from — the fallen tree.


Photo credit: Garet Munger

Kim and Emma Butler. Photo credit: Garet Munger


According to organizers and long-time tree advocates Kim, Emma and Taylor Butler, the event was a big success:

We would like to thank everyone who came by to have cookies and lemonade with us this last Sunday and let you know that with your help we are off to a fantastic start in raising funds for the Big Leaf Maple Tree’s bench.

Thanks to the many generous contributions we received on Sunday, we were able to raise over $ 500 towards the project.

If you didn’t have a chance to come by on Sunday and would like to help fund the project, you can make a contribution at any branch of Bank of America on behalf of the Big Leaf Maple Tree Bench Fund.


Updates about the effort to raise money for a new bench are available via the Big Leaf Maple Tree Facebook page.


Photo credit: Garet Munger

2 Responses to “More than $500 raised on Earth Day for Big Leaf Maple bench”

  1. Cloud Moonbeam says:

    Let me get this straight — you cut flowers to mourn the loss of a cut tree?  A tree that was damaged in a storm?  OMG, even for Seattle that’s pretty pathetic but, let me play along with the over-the-top sentimentality:  why was the tree’s life worth so much more than the poor flowers.  I’m going to cut down some trees to mourn the loss of the flowers.  Waaaaaaaaaa

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