Troy Garden Club Arbor Day event

The Troy Garden Club will hold the Annual Arbor Day celebration at the Hawk Point Elementary School at 327 Maple St. Hawk Point. The public is invited to the ceremony to begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

The club will be sending Gray Dogwood seedlings home with all fourth grade students at Troy R-III schools. Around April 12, watch for your fourth grade student bringing home the seedlings and be sure to plant them as soon as possible. The Gray Dogwood seedling’s mature height is 10 feet and provides excellent wildlife food and cover. Any home-schooled kid in Troy may receive a seedling if they contact the garden club.

If you wish to have a tree planted in honor or in memory of someone this year, please contact Mari Blossom at 636-528-8244.

As in past years, Troy Garden Club is donating a tree. This year it will be at Hawk Point Elementary.

In the past five years, thousands of trees have been destroyed. People forget how much is lost when the trees are gone. They provide shade during the summer and provide homes for many animals.

When these losses are realized, outdoor enthusiasts want to correct them and sometimes want to try the “Art of Achievement” which can be brought about by the “Art of Selection”. For shade, there are maples, ash and oak. For spring color there are dogwood apples and redbud. For fruits we have apples, cherries and pears. Winter protection for birds would be evergreens.

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:33 am