GCY Past Presidents' Native Trees

The Garden Club acknowledges each Past President by planting a native tree and accompanying it with a commemorative plaque.   These plantings are on public properties so they may be viewed by all.  Seven plantings were completed in the first year of the project, 2019.  In 2020, the Garden Club, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of York, planted 15 additional trees in the triangle across from York Hospital. In 2021, 7 more native trees were planted in a public park. All past Presidents have been honored and we will continue this project on a biennial basis to honor the most recent outgoing President.


 You may visit the following honor trees planted.

* Mrs J. G. GlessnerIlex opaca (American Holly)Cousler Park
* Mrs Gertrude ClineAcer rubrum ‘October Glory’ (Red Maple)hospital triangle
* Mrs Charles B. HeinlyAcer rubrum ‘October Glory’ (Red Maple)hospital triangle
* Mrs Fred R. Yost Quercus alba (White Oak)York Suburban High School
* Mrs Richard F. Yost (2)Quercus alba (White Oak)York Suburban High School
* Mrs Carl R. MayAcer rubrum ‘October Glory’ (Red Maple)hospital triangle
* Mrs Steward H. Sellers Quercus alba (White Oak)York Suburban High School
* Mrs Fred L. MotterNyssa sylvatica (Black gum)hospital triangle
* Mrs Harry J. FullerNyssa sylvatica (Black gum)hospital triangle
* Mrs Paul R. Behler Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)hospital triangle
* Mrs John J. Ebert, Jr.Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)hospital triangle
*Mrs Andrew J. PaucekAmelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)hospital triangle
* Mrs Edward B. KuhnAmelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)hospital triangle
* Mrs James M. HendersonCercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)hospital triangle
* Mrs Theodore R. SmithCercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)hospital triangle
* Mrs L. Jeanette KroneCercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)hospital triangle
* Mrs Richard A. Wills, Sr.Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)hospital triangle
* Mrs James PentlandQuercus alba (White Oak)Cousler Park
 Mrs William Collier (2)Ilex opaca (American Holly)Cousler Park (corner of King and west)
Mrs Thomas L. ConwayChionanthus virginicus (white fringetree)Cousler Park
Elizabeth Hyde Smith (2) Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ (American Dogwood)St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 
Mrs Roy W. SteadmanQuercus alba (White Oak)York Suburban High School
* Mrs Robert C.. Elser Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)hospital triangle
Jan G. LehmanAmelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)Colonial Courthouse
Linda D. HansonQuercus alba (White Oak)hospital triangle
Shary Smith Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)City Hall
Priscilla Waldman Quercus alba (White Oak)West Manheim Township Recreational Park
Tonya Young Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)Cousler Park
Mary Alice HeiligQuercus alba (White Oak)Penn Park