We’re so excited to be working toward Level 3 Certification on our neighborhood Arboretum. A huge round of applause goes to Judi Shellabarger, Club secretary, for almost single-handedly taking on this exhaustive project. The benefits to the neighborhood are many:
- appreciation for our community trees and an understanding of how diverse our canopy is
- great way to learn the tree names
- helpful to homeowners trying to decide what trees to purchase
- wonderful opportunity for neighbors and families to exercise as they walk our arboretum trails
As a part of our arboretum trail, we decided to stencil the tree leaf on the sidewalk near the labeled tree. As you walk along, look for the stenciled leaves. It’s a great way to test your tree identification skills and if you can’t name the tree, just look for the sign nearby. Thanks to “me + mrs. jones painted finishes” for the use of her stencil machine and Maddie Taylor for making the stencils!
The following garden club members+ neighbors pitched in to help paint the leaves: Robert Hatfield, Emily Marshall, John Browning, Kim Halyak, Judi Shellabarger, Gina Sweat, and Becky Frost. It was a delightful day. We plan to finish the last of the leaves this spring. We can always use more hands.