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Live oak first of Releaf effort

GREEN TEAM: Though cold and rainy weather moved the first official tree-planting ceremony of ReLeaf Washington indoors, the mood was celebratory at the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center on Friday. The organization’s mission is to plant, promote and protect more trees in Washington for shade, beauty and the environment. ReLeaf Washington takes a page from ReLeaf Greenville, which started in the 1990s and has planted more than 1,700 trees since. Releaf Washington’s first tree is a live oak now planted at the rec center on East Seventh Street. Pictured, Washington Mayor Mac Hodges welcomed guests to the ceremony. Hodges and other city officials have thrown their support into the green project. (Vail Stewart Rumley/Daily News)