Making shade

The Townsend brothers – Vayle, 15, and Lance, 11, – plant a Tatarian maple tree with the help of John Wickman of Native Roots, center, at the Durango Discovery Museum plaza. The shade tree was donated by Native Roots. Vayle and Lance’s parents are Marian and Tom Townsend. Hannah Henschel and “Artichoke” Annie Chensoff of the Discovery Museum are in the back. Enlarge photo

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The Townsend brothers – Vayle, 15, and Lance, 11, – plant a Tatarian maple tree with the help of John Wickman of Native Roots, center, at the Durango Discovery Museum plaza. The shade tree was donated by Native Roots. Vayle and Lance’s parents are Marian and Tom Townsend. Hannah Henschel and “Artichoke” Annie Chensoff of the Discovery Museum are in the back.