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County unveils arboretum at Ellicott City government campus
County unveils arboretum at Ellicott City government campus

Visitors to Howard County's main government campus in Ellicott City will now have the opportunity to take an educational outdoor stroll whenever official work gets too stressful. District 4 County Council member Mary Kay Sigaty and Howard County Forestry Board chair Patricia Valentine on April 28 unveiled an arboretum of more than 40 different trees on the 24-acre campus. The arboretum is the seventh in the county and uses informational signs to teach visitors about the trees on the site, which includes, as its focal point, a Wye Oak seedling planted in 1988 near the campus entrance. "This is all about stewardship, and the council's been called on these past two years to...

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