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Happy Arbor Day!

It’s not exactly Christmas, or the 4th of July.

But Arbor Day is tomorrow. And Westport won’t let the holiday pass unnoticed.

From 2-5 p.m. (Friday, April 29), the Westport Tree Board will (wo)man a table at the new (and very beautiful) Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum (corner of Stonybrook Road and Woodside Avenue). Tree warden Bruce Lindsay will hand out seedlings: 200 flowering dogwood, 100 Norway spruce and 100 river birch. Planting instructions are included.

It’s first-come, first-serve. But don’t worry about waiting in line. There’s plenty of shade.

(Thanks to Eversource Energy, for making Friday’s seedling giveaway possible.)

Staples High School students recently helped maintain the trails -- and trees at the Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum.

Staples High School students recently helped maintain the trails — and trees at the Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum.

Mystery Trees

Recently, 4 trees in Parker Harder Plaza were tagged like this:

Parker Harding trees

The thing is, no one in an official capacity knows why.

Public Works didn’t do it. Neither did the tree warden.

It’s not the legal, we’re-planning-to-chop-this-tree-down tape.

And it doesn’t seem to be welcome-home-from-12-years-in-captivity tape either.

If any alert “06880” readers have a clue, hit “Comments.”

After last fall’s mysterious Paul Bunyan number on several Main Street trees, plenty of Westporters want to know.