Posted on 24 March 2014.
Posted in Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 21 March 2014.
Mayor John Woods talked to about 50 people at Friday’s ceremony at the Roosevelt Wilson Memorial Tree Garden (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Jan Blodgett (left) and Rachel Jeffreys stopped to admire a newly planted Okame Cherry in honor of Jeffreys’ late husband, Christian Hamilton. Other trees honored young and old departed residents. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson Mayor John Woods opened an Arbor Day ceremony at Roosevelt Wilson Park Friday by recalling trees from the past at what was then called the Village Grove, on Main Street. Huge oaks filled the site, but in a single night they were gone.
“If any of you were here that September night (in 1989) when Hurricane Hugo roared through here and ravaged our area and the greater community, with thousands of trees destroyed, that was the day the Grove became the Village Green,” he said.
“That area was surrounded by huge oak trees. I don’t mean that puny oak tree over by the library – that’s only about 25 years old. I mean hundred-year-old oaks, and all but one of them was destroyed. It was just a major, major loss for our community,” he said. Read the full story
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