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Meet the man mapping Bellingham’s trees, one park at a time

John Wesselink has dedicated his life to the local canopy

John Wesselink stands in the shadow of a Port Orford cedar tree at Elizabeth Park on Sept. 27. Wesselink maps trees and their taxonomies throughout Bellingham. He was first inspired to map out Elizabeth Park after spending years walking through as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
John Wesselink stands in the shadow of a Port Orford cedar tree at Elizabeth Park on Sept. 27. Wesselink maps trees and their taxonomies throughout Bellingham. He was first inspired to map out Elizabeth Park after spending years walking through as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Olivia Hobson News Intern
When John Wesselink starts talking about trees, all that eager listeners can do is try to keep up wi

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