The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is conducting the American Elm Heritage Project in Forks, Sequim and Port Angeles. The project is part of the celebration planning for the upcoming 250th Anniversary, in 2026, of our nation’s founding.
The community of Forks was first to participate in the project and the Forks leg of the elm planting activity was spearheaded by Cynthia Bork, with ongoing plantings scheduled in Sequim in 2022-2023 and Port Angeles in 2023-2024.
Each of the cities’ projects will culminate on Arbor Day in April, with a commemorative planting of an elm sapling and placement of an interpretative sign that highlights events of the Revolutionary War and the importance of restoring American Elm in our nation.
The Forks ceremony took place at noon on Friday at Tillicum Park as four Elms were planted in our community. Junior American Citizens of Clallam County provided the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. Rod Fleck, City of Forks attorney/planner offered a few words about the occasion, and ‘General George Washington’ shared information about the American Revolution.
Michael Trebert is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. In addition to the American Elm Heritage Project, the Michael Trebert Chapter also supports Junior American Citizens and Wreaths Across America.