New tree dedicated at Wilton library

Photo by JESSIE SALISBIRY A Japanese blood maple tree is set in place by Mason Brook Nursery employees on the grounds of the Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library.

WILTON – A Japanese blood maple tree was planted behind the library during a recent private ceremony as a memorial to benefactors William and Jean Sullivan.

The tree replaces an oak dedicated June 24, 2010, by members of family. That tree was accidently damaged during reconstruction of the drainage system of the Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library.

The blood maple also was chosen by Peter and Felice Sullivan as a tribute to David A. Gregg, donor of the library, and Sullivan’s great-

grandfather.

About 1914, Sullivan wrote, Gregg took his family on a world tour. One of the stops was Kyoto, Japan, a city famous for its gardens. Gregg’s daughter Lucille brought back a blood maple sapling from one of those gardens. That tree still graces the summer home of a family member in Wilton Center.

– JESSIE SALISBURY

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