Approximately 50 people showed up to help celebrate the official City
of Memphis Arbor Day. As one of Tree City USA’s requirements, the
Memphis Tree Board holds an Arbor Day celebration each year. Tennessee
recognizes the first Friday in March as Arbor Day. After the
proclamation was read, Jan Castillo shared some thoughts on trees and
the group went outside to plant a special Redbud tree that had been
donated by The Dabney Nursery. Dabney’s chose this particular Cercis
species for its unusual color on the new growth. If you are so
inclined, google Cercis Canadensis The Rising Sun™. You may find that
you need one of these trees in your landscape as well. This tree can be
seen at the Botanic Garden to the right of the path that leads to
Sarah’s Place, the event room attached to our Live at the Garden stage.
Dogwood, Redbud, Tulip Poplar and Shumard Oak seedlings were handed out
until supplies ran out.
Pictured are Eldra White, Shawn Posey, Jan Castillo, Scott McCormick, Mark Follis, and Larry Smith
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