Arbor Day

2010 FL Arbor Day

This year Florida’s Arbor Day was Jan. 17, 2020. In celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, we had an annual tree planting in Windermere Town Square.

 

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At the tree planting were left to right: Windermere Union Church Youth Minister LaTrell Harrison, Windermere Mayor Jim O’Brien, & Windermere Garden Club Co-chairman Jackie Rapport.

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Windermere Police Color Guard participated.

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A Tabebuia Tree we planted.

Children from Windermere Union Preschool preformed.

Cookies and apple juice served and donated by our members which we served to the preschool children and their family members who attended the tree planting.

Professional tree climbers who demonstrated their skills at both our tree planting and the annual Windermere Treebute on Saturday, Jan. 18th.

Plants handed out by our members for children who came by our booth at the Windermere Treebute. (Photo by Bonnie B.)

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2019 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 17th, just outside of Windermere Town Hall, we had our annual Florida Arbor Day tree planting. It featured a program by the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool and a tree climbing demo by Legends formerly Geezers in the Treezers. We planted a magnolia tree. After the event, cookies and juice were served to the preschool children and their family and friends in attendance. The refreshments were donated and served by garden club members. Thank you to the members.

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Left to right: President Bonnie Baum, Arbor Day co-chairman Theresa S.-M., Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhm, and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie R. Not shown Arbor Day co-chairman Peggy C. (Photo by Dori B.)

Arbor Day Photo #6Left is Windermere Union Church’s Pastor Barton and on right is Mayor Bruhm.

Arbor Day Photo #10A few of the volunteers at this event. Left to right: Paula R., Treasurer Mary Ann B., Carolyn B. and 2nd VP Sherri A.

Arbor Day Photo #11Windermere Police honor guard

Rest of the photos were taken by Dori B. Thank you Dori.

Legend tree climbing demonstration

Windermere Union Church Preschool Students

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Planting the magnolia tree. Left to right: Arbor Day Co-Chairman Theresa S.-M., Town Manager Robert Smith, Pastor Barton, President Bonnie B., and Mayor Bruhm

Our next event will be on Thursday, Feb. 14th which will be an informal coffee and business meeting at Windermere Town Hall at 9:30am and then we will carpool to tour Nehrling Gardens in near by Gotha as our program.

 

 

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2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Windermere Garden Club in cooperation with the Town of Windermere’s Tree Board had a Florida Arbor Day tree planting.

Long time Windermere GC Arbor Day Committee Co-Chairmen Jackie R. and Peggy C. were not able to actively volunteer at this event this year and they were sorely missed!

The highlight of the tree planting was the musical program presented by the Windermere Union Church preschoolers.

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Windermere Union Church Preschool entertained the whole crowd with their musical program.
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Windermere Garden Club’s President Bonnie B. was the master of ceremonies.
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Windermere Police Dept. Honor Guard presented the colors.
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Reb. Barton Buchanan of Windermere Union Church gave the invocation.
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President Bonnie B. and Windermere Mayor Bruhn just before he presented the Proclamation.
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Town of Windermere’s Tree Board Chairman & Windermere Garden Club’s Arbor Day Co-Chairman Theresa S.-M.
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Shown are some of the Windermere Garden Club members who helped with serving refreshments to the preschoolers, their family and friends.  The refreshments were donated by many garden club members.  L to R: Carolyn B., Paula R., Tanya C., and Janet S.

 

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Preschoolers helped “plant” the live oak provided by the Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board.

 

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2017 Jan. Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 19th our club with Windermere Tree Board had an annual Arbor Day tree planting near Windermere Town Hall. It was a beautiful, sunny, and warm day and began with a Windermere Police honor guard to present the colors.

Windermere Police Honor Guard
Windermere Police Honor Guard

Jackie Rapport welcomed the attendees and introduced Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn who read an Arbor Day proclamation and Pastor Barton Buchanan who gave the invocation. Theresa S.-M. a member of the Windermere Tree Board and our club made some remarks as well.

Speaking is Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R. Not shown is Windermere Garden Club President Bonnie B. and Arbor Day Co-chairman Peggy C.
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn (speaking) and Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R. Not present but who were missed are Windermere Garden Club President Bonnie B. and Arbor Day Co-chairman Peggy C.
Pastor Barton Buchanan, Windermere Union Church
Pastor Barton Buchanan, Windermere Union Church

Then, the students of Windermere Union Preschool presented a musical program, help plant our oak tree and then had some cookies and apple juice provided and served by our club. After their snack, they saw a demo by professional tree climbers.

Windermere Union Church Preschool students with their teachers and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie Rapport
Windermere Union Church Preschool students with their teachers and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie Rapport

 

L to R: Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R.; Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith; Mayor Gary Bruhn; Council Member Allen Pichon; Windermere Tree Board/Windermere Garden Club Theresa S.-M. are helping to plant our oak tree.
L to R: Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R.; Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith; Mayor Gary Bruhn; Council Member Allen Pichon; Windermere Tree Board/Windermere Garden Club Theresa S.-M. are helping to plant our oak tree.

 

 

 

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2016 FL Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Windermere Garden Club had short program and planted a tree to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day.

The short program included a honor guard, proclamation by Mayor Gary Bruhn and a presentation by the students of Windermere Union Church’s Preschool. Afterward, juice and cookies were provided and served by members of Windermere Garden Club.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event possible.

Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R. Co-Chairman Peggy Collins is not shown.
Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R.  Jackie’s co-chairman Peggy Collins is not shown. Photo by Ceme C.
A few of the Windermere Union Preschool students helping to plant a tree.
A few of the Windermere Union Church Preschool students helping to plant a tree. Photo by Ceme C.