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Cheney community chips in to replant a Salnave tree


John McCallum

Faculty and staff at Salnave Elementary School team up to gently raise a Schefflera tree in its new, larger growing tank.

Thanks to the support of community businesses, students at Cheney’s Salnave Elementary School will continue to enjoy a little natural shade in their commons area.

Last Thursday several faculty and staff members came together to transplant what Salnave kindergarten teacher Becky Hansen termed in a news release “an iconic Salnave feature: a full-sized, indoor Schefflera tree.”

“Commonly called an umbrella tree,” Hansen said.

The tree has been in the open, sunlight-drenched commons area for years. Hansen said nobody really remembers where it came from, but it was brought to the schoo...

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