Arnold the Tree lives again

It took a community wide effort to get Arnold the Tree back into decorating condition - with no small thanks to Sonoma Mission Gardens, which donated a tree to replace the vandalized original, Ned Hill and crew from La Prenda Vineyards Management for digging the hole and installing irrigation, and Sam Sebastiani of La Chertosa wines for donating a safe place on his La Gemelle Vineyard at Watmaugh and Arnold Drive.

A slight delay in the replanting was due to awaiting PG&E to show up and let everyone know where power lines were, so that the digging and planting could proceed safely on the vineyard side of the fence.

Sam Sebastiani and vineyard manager Jane Schneider said they will give the anonymous tree decorator - who has adorned Arnold the Tree with seasonal decor for several years - safe access to the property to continue decorating Arnold whenever they choose.

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