The Troy Garden Club will hold their Annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Cuivre Park Elementary School, Hwy. 47, Troy. The public is invited to the ceremony which will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.
The club will be sending black gum seedlings home with all fourth grade students in the Troy R-III Schools. Watch for your student to bring home the seedlings and plant them as soon as possible. The black gum seedlings’ natural height is 30 feet and provides excellent wildlife food and cover. Any home-schooled student in the Troy area 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 Virginia Holloway at 636-577-9719. As in the past, the Garden Club will be donating a tree and this year it will be in Cuivre Park Elementary.
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 so many animals. When these losses are realized, outdoor enthusiasts want to correct them and sometimes want to try the ‘art of achievement’ which can e 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, there are apple, cherry and pear trees. Winter protection for birds would be evergreens.