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Heather Weller's winning poster design.

'Trees are terrific...' Maple planted in honor of statewide contest winner

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At 85-years-young, Heather Weller will be able to stroll into her old schoolyard, and slip under the canopy of a large maple tree she planted as a youth.


That will be year 2085.

The "autumn blaze" maple will be the legacy of a ten-year-old New York Mills fifth grader, who in year 2010 created a poster that won a statewide Arbor Day honor.

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