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Wish Trees for Pasadena Move to their New Home Today

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Today the crepe myrtles that were part of the Wish Tree for Pasadena installation at One Colorado will be planted at their new, permanent home at Arlington Garden. Dedication is 10:00 A.M.

...The trees are being dedicated as a permanent contemplative grove at Arlington Garden in Pasadena. Arlington Garden is a demonstration Mediterranean climate garden located at 275 Arlington Drive. In just three-and-a-half years since its founding, the Garden has become home to 2,300 trees and Mediterranean climate plants and uncounted California Poppies and other wildflowers each spring. It has become a popular place to learn about Mediterranean climate gardening and to enjoy a bit of serenity in an ever-urbanized community. - Robin Faulk, One Colorado

The wish trees were on display from August 2nd until November 9th. Last Sunday more than 50 volunteers armed with scissors, boxes and bags helped to collect the wishes. The volunteers, mostly local students, stayed until well past dark and there were still trees full of wishes. the remainder of the wishes were "harvested" throughout the week according to Robin Faulk of One Colorado. The wishes will be sent to Yoko Ono, where they will join wishes from around the world surrounding the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy Island, off the coast of ReykjavÌk, Iceland.

Here is our photo essay of the volunteers harvesting the wishes last week