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Jim Martin tosses a handful of dirt on the oak tree planted in his honor recently during Arbor Day ceremonies in Rendezvous Park. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.

Burr Oak planted at Arbor Day festivities

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Arbor Day took on special meaning this year for Jim Martin, who had a stately Burr Oak tree planted in his honor May 4.

Part of the significance of the occasion was where the ceremony was conducted - in Rendezvous Park, adjacent to Aurora Elementary School, close to land that was previously farmed by Jim and his wife of over 50 years, Marlys.

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