Recreation

Tree Planting w/ Mayor Lovely Warren and County Executive Maggie Brooks

When: Fri., April 25, 11 a.m. 2014

Visitors may reach the event by entering the north entrance off Mt. Hope Avenue (791 Mt. Hope Ave. opposite Robinson Dr.) Highlight of the event will be the planting of a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). "Considered one of the greatest botanical finds of the 20th century, the Dawn Redwood was known only from ancient fossils, until a small population was discovered in the forests of Central China in 1944," said City Forester Brian Liberti, "The tree is now identified as endangered, due to the fact that the existing numbers are so few in the wild."

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