Trees planted to honor loved ones, rebuild habitat

Published: Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Happening today, is a dedication ceremony for a special set of trees that line a Tucson park.

A special dedication ceremony is being held today for the 41 trees that line the trail along the Pantano River Park.

They are not just offering shade; they are serving as an honor.  Each tree was bought by loved ones and organizations to honor family member and friends still living and some who have passed away.

Over the next several years 570 trees will be planted in seven gardens along the river bed, and along the river park which borders the Pantano Wash.

The memorial trees were purchased from Tucson Clean and Beautiful, which said the trees will restore more than two miles of natural habitat at the river park.

The tree dedication ceremony is being held at Michael Perry Park from 11 a.m. to noon.

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