AURORA — At his wood shop off a winding rural road in Aurora, certified arborist Michael Bruno reads the life-rings and examines the nutrient layers of a sequoia tree which recently arrived from Vose Elementary School in Beaverton.

This summer, the school is being demolished to make way for a safer, modern building with expanded room for its growing student population.

Over the course of the next year, as Vose Elementary students wait for their school to be rebuilt, Bruno will breathe new life into this tree. It’s one of two sequoias that were planted shortly after the school was built in 1962.

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