|Arbor Day planting
Last summer weather, age, and an infestation of ambrosia beetles, required that we remove Emma, a stately Southern Red Oak, that had been in front of Rose Hill for at least 100 years. On Arbor Day we planted an 18' tall Nuttall Oak.The tree was donated by Covey Tree Farm and delivered by Rodger Flotta, who serves as the President of the Lockerly Board of Trustees.
Our newest tree will provide color in the fall and shade in summer as it grows. Our new tree also needs a name, so we're holding a contest.
Name Lockerly's Newest Tree
contest is open to tree-lovers and tree-huggers of all ages.We'd love to get a photo of our new tree with the contest winner, so we are limiting entries to the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Glascock, Hancock, Houston, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones,Laurens, Peach, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties.
If you have a name suggestion, put Name the Tree in the subject line and send it to: email@example.com. Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and, of course, the best email address for contacting you. All entries are due by noon on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. We will accept one entry per person.
Lockerly's Dirt Digger volunteers, together with the staff and Trustees, will choose three suggested names. In April we'll post those three names online and allow people to vote for their favorite. In the event that more than one person submits the winning name, we will recognize everyone who submitted the winning name.