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Memphis Arbor Day 2016

 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   

Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at 7:00 AM


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