Remember the Arbor Day or Earth Day promotion at the Morenci Deli many years ago? Everyone received a free evergreen seedling with the purchase of gas.

Nancy Coller said she and her husband, Tom, kept it inside in a pot for several months and finally decided to plant it in their side yard.

“I never thought it would grow,” Nancy said, “but it is apparently a very hardy breed as it is now maybe 18 to 20 feet tall and quite pretty.”

It’s too big to decorate for Christmas now—Tom says it would take a lift of some kind to get the job done. The Collers would like to know if there are any other Deli trees growing.

“We were wondering if anyone else who received one at the same time had planted theirs with any success,” Nancy said.