McIntosh Seedlings Garden club chose a winged elm tree for our Arbor Day celebration. The winged elm is one of the keystone trees valuable for its many contributions to our environment. It is a deciduous tree in which the flowers and fruits appear before the actual leaves. It grows quickly providing shade and habitat for insects, birds, etc. We coordinated with our local elementary school, McIntosh Area School, and chose a prominent placement between the street and school. The school children were very attentive, well behaved and asked questions.  Our Youth Education Committee did all the research and legwork in advance of the event. 

Crystal River Garden Club – postponed tree planting until February due to inclement weather.