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Seattle to replace aging cherry trees next to Pike Place Market

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023
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After a debate around their preservation, eight aging cherry trees will be removed from the entrance of Pike Place Market next week and replaced with younger trees to honor Japanese heritage. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Friday that he will order the city to remove the trees next week, replacing them with younger cherry trees, while maintaining the symbolism “Cherry blossom trees are more than a symbol – they invoke heartfelt feelings and represent decades of history – both the good and the bad – as part of our City’s...

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