Get a live holiday tree and keep salmon happy

Nov 20, 2013

The holiday season is upon us, and to help coming celebrations, the Adopt A Stream Foundation will be selling 200 “live and wild” Holiday Trees for Salmon.

The trees cost $35 and will be available Sunday, Dec. 15, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Northwest Stream Center. The center is located in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E. in Everett.

“There will be a great selection of 3-5 foot high Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Shore Pine, Douglas Fir and Grand Fir trees that are in pots,” said Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch.

“After the holidays, all trees that are returned to the Northwest Stream Center will be planted next to local streams, helping out next year’s salmon runs.”

Murdoch advises that all Holiday Trees for Salmon from last year are now growing next to streams providing shade that keeps water temperatures cool just the way salmon and trout like it.

Everyone who purchases a Holiday Tree for Salmon this year will receive a holiday gift of an annual Adopt A Stream Foundation membership ($25 value) which provides discounts on 2014 Streamkeeper Academy events and purchases at the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store – and the good feeling that comes with knowing their Holiday Tree for Salmon will be doing great things for the Northwest environment long into the future.

For everyone that celebrates Chanukah, the trees will be available on Nov. 25 for your family’s Chanukah bush.

For more information, call 425-316-8592 or go to

-Edited by Beacon staff

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