Late Supervisor Jon Plan to be remembered with tree plantings
June 11, 2003
Carson City will honor the memory of late Supervisor Jon Plank on Tuesday by dedicating trees planted at the Carson City Community Center in his name.
A large red sunset maple tree will be planted in a raised planter at the northeast corner of the center, 851 E. William St. The city’s Shade Tree Council selected the maple after talking to Plank’s wife, Rita.
“She felt that in her life with Jon, Jon was very much a lover of maple trees,” said park planner Vern Krahn.
A sunburst honey locust tree, donated to the city by the Benzing family, will be planted, along with other trees financed by the city’s parks and recreation fund to complement the landscape, Krahn said.
The trees will be planted today in preparation for the celebration Tuesday. The public is invited to attend the dedication at 5:30 p.m. People are asked to come prepared to share memories of Plank.
The Shade Tree Council donated the funds to purchase the maple, helped by a $200 donation by the Greenhouse Garden Center.
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The city chose the community center site because of Plank’s dedication to recreation, Krahn said.
“Jon was very concerned and a big supporter of really improving the community center,” he said.
Plank died suddenly Dec. 27 from complications caused by pneumonia.