Fred Brooks Garden Club plants pink dogwood tree in honor of Arbor Day

By Beth Post

On Friday, April 28, members of Fred Brooks Garden Club gathered at 1 PM to celebrate Arbor Day. With the assistance of members of the Streets Department, the club planted a pink dogwood tree. FBGC President Beth Post shared some of the positive results of planting trees, including:

  • Cleaning the air
  • Providing oxygen
  • Helping to clean drinking water
  • Cooling air & surface temperatures
  • Reducing the effects of climate change
  • Saving energy
  • Benefitting wildlife
  • Increasing property values

Following this, the club dedicated a service berry tree to long-time FBGC member Leona Goff, who passed away in 2022. Members commented on her positive influence and service to her community, including working the Boy Scouts of America. Mrs. Goff was instrumental in bringing two Blue Star Markers to Upshur County. Stephen Goff, Mrs. Goff’s son, and two of her caretakers also remembered her kindness and humor.

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