Town of Windsor dedicates tree for former board member |

Town of Windsor dedicates tree for former board member

Casey Kelly

Town Manager Kelly Arnold, left, describes the newly planted chestnut oak tree in Board Grove to recognize former board member Don Thompson, middle, for his four years on the Windsor Town Board. At right is Mayor John Vazquez.

The town recognized former Windsor Town Board member Don Thompson on Monday with the dedication of a new chestnut oak tree in the Board Grove.

In addition to the tree dedication, the town also carved Thompson's name into the commemorative stone that sits on the south side of Windsor Town Hall. The town has planted seven trees in the grove to honor the service of former mayors and town board members.

Town Manager Kelly Arnold said the tree should grow to be 40 to 50 feet high with a 15-foot branch spread and will produce one-inch acorns.

"This will always be here to commemorate Don and his service," Arnold said.

Mayor John Vazquez thanked Thompson for working alongside him on the town board and wished Thompson and his wife luck in their future plans.

Thompson served four years on town board as the board's District 2 representative. Christian Morgan replaced Thompson in April after he ran unopposed for the District 2 seat.

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"It's a beautiful tree," Thompson said. "I appreciate this. It's very touching. 15 or 20 years from now, if you see me sitting out here in the shade, come on over and say 'hi.'"

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