Westlake Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Members of the Westlake Garden Club planted a Concolor Fir tree in Clague Park for the third year in celebration of Arbor Day on April 25. Photo by Tara Wendell

More than a dozen people braved the rain and chilly temperatures on Friday, April 25, to celebrate Arbor Day and the planting of a tree by the Westlake Garden Club. A Concolor Fir tree was planted at the Founders’ Walk in Clague Park again this year. 

This is the third Concolor Fir the garden club has planted at this location. At a recent meeting of the garden club, President Regina McCarthy stated that the club has planted a tree almost every year of its 50 years existence, to which a club member remarked, “that would be a forest!” 

Club member Kathy Molner, who coordinated the Arbor Day celebration for more than 20 years, was not able to attend, but other club members and guests were present along with Mayor Dennis Clough, Director of Public Service Paul Quinn and Urban Forestry Manager Stan Barnard. 

The involvement and support of local organizations, like the Westlake Garden Club, in planting trees for Arbor Day helps the city of Westlake maintain the status of a “Tree City USA.” Mayor Clough presented a proclamation to the garden club recognizing Arbor Day 2014 in the city of Westlake. 

Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to Cahoon Nursery for again donating the tree and for their continued support and involvement over the years. Thank you to the mayor, representatives from the city, garden club members and guests for attending the Arbor Day celebration.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 9:44 AM, 04.29.2014