A family of tree adopters....
Spring Park Day 2012 - Carole at the Adopt A Tree sign-up table.
Spring Park Day 2012 - Michaelle, Adopt A Tree coordinator at the sign-up desk
May 2012 - very sorry to see this beautiful, very old, American Elm besmirched by graffitti. The tree is one of the oldest in the park and is a rare survivor of Dutch Elm disease.
Spring 2012 - Beautiful Eastern Redbud in bloom.
Redbud buds on May 10, 2012.
Part of the reason tree adopters try to keep the base of their tree free of grass and weeds? So that weed-wacker operators don't use the machine near the tree.
Five London Plane trees were planted in the north end of the park -- part of the 41 that were planted June 10, 2011. A stately row which will be magnificent, especially in the fall.
Five Ginkgo bilobas arrived in the park around July 8, 2011.
Michaelle and a neighbor at the Adopt A Tree table, Park Day, Spring 2010
Jenna, founder of the FoTBP's Adopt-A-Tree Program at its inaugural outing, Fall Park Day in 2006.
Sakura cherry blossoms opening, May 5, 2011. Thanks to Gina at Duverre for the photo
Cherry blossoms April 4, 2012 -- a whole month early.
Beautiful Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) in the north end of the park, Summer 2012.
The Bitternut Hickory by the tennis courts, one of the oldest trees in the park