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New giant sequoia planted in Pasco's Volunteer Park

Mayor Matt Watkins and city council member Chi Flores, along with folks from the Basin Bloomers Garden Club, helped plant the tree in the park.

Pasco's historic Volunteer Park received a new addition Friday: a young giant sequoia tree

Mayor Matt Watkins and city council member Chi Flores, along with folks from the Basin Bloomers Garden Club, helped plant the tree in the park.

City officials say there had been discussions for the last few months about getting a new tree that'll be part of the Pasco Winterfest event.

The Basin Bloomers donated $300 for the young tree, which traveled all the way from Snohomish to Pasco.

Right now the tree is about 15 feet tall, but is expected to grow to about 100 feet in height.

"I think this is going to be one of those of those that you're going to see in historical pictures and it's going to mark the reference of time,” says Mayor Watkins.

“This is a tree that's going to be able to extend out to when we're 200 years old."

the tree will be decorated and lit for the first time on Dec. 9 during the Pasco Winterfest.

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