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Honoring the library beech tree on Love a Tree Day

May 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The beech tree in the Hood River Library Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens is perhaps the best known tree in the Hood River. Its popularity is being recognized as a City of Hood River heritage tree on Monday, May 16, which is National Love a Tree Day.

The public is invited to join Mayor Paul Blackburn and library director Buzzy Nielsen at 3 p.m. as they tie a ribbon around the beech tree’s massive trunk.

The heritage tree program is one focus of the city’s Tree Committee, a citizen advisory committee to the City Council and City staff. Heritage trees are ones accessible to the public and healthy. They are trees that amaze us and are as Oregon Travel Experience states: “silent sentries to the passage of time.” The library’s beech tree “has been there at least 100 years,” Nielsen said. “And it seems like every day I get somebody telling me it’s their favorite tree.”

If you have a favorite tree you’d like to nominate for heritage tree recognition or if you are interested in being on the tree committee, contact Mayor Blackburn at Paul.Blackburn@cityofhoodriver.com or (541) 386-1488.

Details

Date:
May 16, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Buzzy
Phone:
541-387-7062
Email:
buzzy@hoodriverlibrary.org

Venue

Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens
Corner of Oak and 6th St.
Hood River, 97031 United States
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Phone:
541-386-2535
Website:
http://hoodriverlibrary.org