Volunteers hold a tree party


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



Mayor John Stanforth lends a hand to planting the trees by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday.

Mayor John Stanforth lends a hand to planting the trees by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday.


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Council President Mark McKay, left, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help plant a maple tree along Lowe’s Drive on Thursday.


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From left, City Administrator Marian Miller, Wilmington College student Igor Granja, Council President Mark McKay, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help out during the tree planting by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


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WILMINGTON — Local volunteers came out early Thursday morning to help plant trees for the city.

Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth put out a call for volunteers to help plant 80 sugar maples along Lowe’s Drive on the “Talk with Mayor John Stanforth” Facebook page after some plans “went out the window” — the trees’ delivery was delayed a day.

Around 20 volunteers showed up on the chilly morning to help, ranging from city officials to citizens to Wilmington College students.

“If you put the word out, they will come,” said City Administrator Marian Miller.

Miller told the News Journal the new trees were made possible through contributions from the city, local officials, and the municipal court with guidance by the Wilmington Tree Commission.

Rick Stanforth was on hand as “the tree guy” to help the volunteers plant the trees properly.

Mayor John Stanforth lends a hand to planting the trees by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_DSC_0036.jpgMayor John Stanforth lends a hand to planting the trees by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Council President Mark McKay, left, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help plant a maple tree along Lowe’s Drive on Thursday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_DSC_0081.jpgCouncil President Mark McKay, left, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help plant a maple tree along Lowe’s Drive on Thursday. John Hamilton | News Journal

From left, City Administrator Marian Miller, Wilmington College student Igor Granja, Council President Mark McKay, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help out during the tree planting by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_DSC_0046.jpgFrom left, City Administrator Marian Miller, Wilmington College student Igor Granja, Council President Mark McKay, and Councilmember Kristi Fickert help out during the tree planting by the Water Treatment Plant on Lowe’s Drive on Thursday. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. John Hamilton | News Journal

By John Hamilton

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