Tree Planted in Honour of Toronto Master Gardeners

On Tuesday, June 3rd, to commemorate 25 years of community service by the Toronto Master Gardeners, the current and incoming Executive Coordinators and two past holders of that position presided at a ceremonial tree planting at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Several Toronto Master Gardeners took a turn with the spade, backfilling the planting hole in the west lawn south of Lawrence Avenue, where the new Yellowwood tree (Cladrastis kentukea) will eventually reach between 30 and 50 feet in height. The seldom-used tree makes a striking specimen, with smooth grey-brown bark and beautiful 30 cm long sprays of fragrant white blossoms in early summer. It is attractive to bees and birds. 

Master Gardeners with Paul Zammit, Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden, at tree planting June 3rd.

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