"Tree of Seasons" installed in Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Richland added a new sculpture to the Parkway.

The process took four years and $130,000.

The massive sculpture was driven in on two different trucks. It's called the "Tree of Seasons."

A crane was needed to lift the stainless steel behemoth and set it into place.

The two-story tree will have several layers of "branches" that will turn in the wind.

Just about a foot inside the curb, a ring with the words, "The Parkway" engraved on them will form the base.

Organizers say the sculpture will re-vitalize the area.

"I really think it's going to provide the downtown Richland area with something that will bring people in. Give the Parkway great recognition name," says John Erben, the director of the Richland Farmers Market Association.

More than half the cost was paid by the Richland Farmers' Market Association, the rest covered by businesses license revenue.

The Tree of Seasons is on Lee Boulevard near Greenies. A dedication is on Friday at 10 a.m. with a reception immediately following at Frost Me Sweet.