Arbor Day

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.

Arbor Day Photo #7

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

2019 Arbor Day Photo #4

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.

 

 

Arbor Day

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.

 

 

 

Arbor Day

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.

 

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2015 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Jan. 15, 2015, Windermere Garden Club along with Windermere’s Tree Board hosted an annual Florida Arbor Day tree planting with the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool providing the entertainment.

Windermere Garden Club and it’s members provided and served the refreshments which included cookies with apple juice.

An oak tree provided by the Windermere Garden Club and Windermere’s Tree Board was planted between town hall and the library. It will be replacing aging trees in the area.

There was a tree climbing demonstration as well.

A great time was had by all.

 

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn looks on as the children of Windermere Union Church Preschool perform at Windermere Garden Club's FL Arbor Day Tree Planting at Windermere Town Hall.
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn looks on as the children of Windermere Union Church Preschool perform at Windermere Garden Club’s FL Arbor Day Tree Planting at Windermere Town Hall.
Some of the family members of the preschoolers who attended the tree planting
Some of the family members of the preschoolers who attended the tree planting
Windermere Police Honor Guard
Windermere Police Honor Guard
Co-chairmen of the tree planting committee President Peggy C. in black and Jackie R. in white.
Co-chairmen of the tree planting committee President Peggy C. in black and Jackie R. in white.
Left to right- President Peggy C., Dori B., Janet S., Bonnie B., Vicki H., New Member, Angela W.
Left to right- President Peggy C., Dori B., Janet S., Bonnie B., Vicki H., New Member, Angela W.
Left to right: Pastor Barton Buchanan, Town Manager Robert Smith, Mayor Gary Bruhn, Co-Chairman Jackie R., Co-Chairman President Peggy C. , and Member of Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board Theresa S.-M.
Left to right: Pastor Barton Buchanan, Town Manager Robert Smith, Mayor Gary Bruhn, Co-Chairman Jackie R., Co-Chairman President Peggy C. , and Member of Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board Theresa S.-M.
Tree Climbing Demo
Tree Climbing Demo
Tree Climbing talk and demo
Tree climbing talk and demo

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Florida Arbor Day

Our 2014 Florida Arbor Day tree planting was on Thursday, Jan.17th in front of Windermere Town Hall. We planted a Florida native cedar tree which will be used by the Town of Windermere as an outdoor Christmas tree going forward. The children of Windermere Union Church’s Preschool performed again this year and helped mulch the tree. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this a great tree planting especially co-chairmen Jackie Rapport and Peggy Collins.

Windermere Union Church Preschoolers with Windermere's  20 Year Tree City flag.
Windermere Union Church Preschoolers with Windermere’s 20 Year Tree City flag.
Members preparing refreshments for children
Members preparing refreshments for children

Jackie Rapport at the microphone. Jackie and President Peggy Collins were co-chairmen of the tree planting
Co-Chairman Jackie Rapport at the microphone.

2014 Arbor Day-Cedar Tree
Florida Native Cedar Tree we planted.