GCY Past Presidents' Native Trees

The Garden Club acknowledges each Past President by planting of a tree native to the Piedmont accompanied by a commemorative plaque.   These plantings will be on public properties so that they may be viewed by all.  This project will be completed on a flow basis until all of the past Presidents have been honored and then continue on a biennial basis to honor the most recent outgoing President.  The first year of the project, 2019, saw the planting of 7 trees; in 2020, the club, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of York, anticipates the planting of 15 trees in the triangle across from York Hospital.   The remaining plantings are in the planning stages.

Information on the dates for dedications, which are open to the public, will be indicated on the Calendar-page.  You may visit the following honor trees planted.

PAST PRESIDENTTREE SPECIESLOCATION
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. Carl R. MayAcer rubrum ‘October Glory’ (Red Maple)hospital triangle
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. William CollierIlex opaca (American Holly)Counsler Park
Mrs. Thomas L. ConwayChionanthus virginicus (white fringetree)Cousler Park
Elizabeth Hyde Smith Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ (American Dogwood)St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 
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
Tonya Young Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)Cousler Park