Suwannee Democrat


April 17, 2014

Mayo Woman’s Club and FFA honor Arbor Day & Earth Day at LES

Mayo — On Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m., the GFWC Mayo Woman’s Club, with the help of Lafayette Future Farmers of America (FFA), will be presenting five Eastern Redbud trees to Lafayette Elementary School in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day, both of which fall in the month of April.

Members of the Mayo Woman’s Club will also be helping to plant the trees. Earth Day is April 22, and Arbor Day is April 25, so this will be a combined celebration of both events.

The showy pink flowers of the Eastern Redbud trees form in large clusters and they are one of the first to bloom in late winter or early spring. After the blooms appear, dark green, glossy leaves begin to create a majestic backdrop, making the rosy-pink blooms stand out even more.

Redbud trees, when mature, stand 20-30 feet tall and develop into a dense, round shape. They grow in a variety of soils and climates, and they are hearty in Florida. 

Redbud’s are strong trees with a deep root system, and once the newly-planted trees establish themselves, they are resistant to disease and wind damage.

The Mayo Woman’s Club wishes to honor the fifth grade students who will be moving on to middle school next year, and sincerely hope this gift will inspire happy days for the wonderful teachers and all the children.

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