Mason officials unveil memorial tree program

By Henrik Blix
Mason Times staff writer

MASON—City officials are planning a program that will allow residents to donate legacy trees to the city as part of the 150th anniversary celebration. City administrator Martin Colburn said the idea is a joint venture between the tree commission and the sesquicentennial anniversary committee. Elaine Ferris, a member of the city council and the tree commission said the idea will allow residents to tie family history into the streets as well as beautifying Mason. Colburn said the city plans to register every tree by donor, the type of tree and whom it honors. The trees will also be logged by GPS so future generations will be able to look up their locations.