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Graffiti taggers leave mark on popular La Conner tree

Appreciation for art is deeply rooted in La Conner, but spray-painted graffiti on a large tree near the skate park off North Sixth Street doesn’t make the cut.

Either with critics or the public at large.

La Conner residents were upset Sunday to find the north side of the thick, multi-branched oak – long admired for its colorful autumn leaves and collection of acorns at its base – tagged with several symbols and icons, the most notable being the 360 area code.

Many in La Conner consider it their favorite tree and are hopeful the paint can be removed without damaging its bark.



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