Join Hawaiian film-making couple Sara Tekula & Joseph Imhoff this Saturday morning for “Plant a Wish: Alaska” – a ceremony where as a community we’ll plant a small Alaska Yellow Cedar at the Southeast side of Sealing Cove Harbor, in Sitka, Alaska.
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Sealing Cove Harbor (SE side), Sitka, AK
Tree being planted: Alaska Yellow Cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis.
Local Organizations Involved: Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, City of Sitka’s Tree and Landscape Committee.
This will mark the 44th state the couple has planted a native tree in, and they have chosen Sitka for their Alaskan location due to mutual friends they have living in town.
The community is welcome to join in at this historic event, and hand-written wishes will be encouraged, for planting under the tree’s roots during the planting. Participants at the planting will be filmed as a part of the documentary being done about Plant a Wish, and those with knowledge of local history are encouraged to give interviews for the film.
The tree will be marked with GPS and become a part of the network of trees Plant a Wish has planted around the United States. The tour finale will take place in their home state of Hawaii on Saturday, November 5th.
To learn more about Plant a Wish, visit http://www.plantawish.org/ or call 808-250-4030/808-250-1469 if you have questions.
Here is Sealing Cove on Google Maps. We’ll be at the South East side of the Harbor.