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.  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, planted 15 trees in the triangle across from York Hospital. In 2021 an additional 7 native trees. This project has been completed for all past Presidents have been honored and will continue on a biennial basis to honor the most recent outgoing President. 

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.




* 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)Counsler 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 HeiligPinus strobus (Eastern white pine)Penn Park