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Mon., March 11, 2013

Let ‘Freedom Tree’ live on

I walked by my TV last night just in time to see the end of a story about the upcoming death of the Coeur d’Alene “Freedom Tree” to further some kind of commercial growth.

Not knowing much about the arguments for or against its demise, I proffer this: Why not harvest the best of its cones and nurture them to a hardy state of self-growth and plant them around specific perimeters of the new man-made development?

Perhaps then this revered old beauty can continue to add its personal stamp to its ancestral beginning.

Jerry Staudenraus

Moses Lake

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