Maple slab kicks off Arbor Week

It took eight people Friday to carry into the Albany library the 19-foot, 500-pound Oregon big leaf maple slab that will be part of an Arbor Week display.

“We’re putting the slab at the library to show the importance and benefits of trees in the community,” said Mark Azevedo, a North Albany resident who helped prepare the piece. The slab will be on display for about a week in the garden room at the library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.

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