Friday, April 30, 2010

Arrrrrrrbor Day.

What do you get when you cross a pirate with a tree?  A larrrrch. A laurrrrrrel   A poplarrrrrrrrrrrgh.  Pathetic yet amusing.  Here's something sweet they do for Arbor Day every year in Godfrey, Illinois: throughout the year the Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Memorial Tree Program that plants trees for people in honor of their loved ones. Mostly flowering trees are used because they're pretty!  They're planted around a pond in Glazebrook Park. Then on Arbor Day tree lovers can stand around the pond and enjoy the pretty during a Memorial Tree Dedication.  Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate.
If you are interested in picking out a pretty tree for your very own property, we have some dandy books.
Ornamental Trees

Source:   Sentimental saplings: Annual Arbor Day event celebrates loved ones, by Jill Moon. The Telegraph,  (Alton, IL); 04/22/2010  as accessed through Ebscohost
Graphic credit:  Karen's Whimsey

1 comment:

googoobeans said...

This makes me excited for National Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th!