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Treasured Trees – Plaque Installation Day Schedule
November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The community is invited to the official unveiling of 10 new Swannanoa Valley Treasured Trees on Saturday, November 9.
At 10:00am, there will be a brief ceremony followed by installation of a plaque at the first of the Swannanoa Valley’s nominated treasured tress – a majestic Dawn Redwood that is the gateway for the Christmount community just off Route 9 in Black Mountain. (222 Fern Way)
The full (tentative) schedule for the day is as follows:
Dawn Redwood in Christmount at 222 Fern Way
Refreshments of Fruit & Fruit Juices will be provided courtesy of the Swannanoa Valley Tree Alliance
Introduction by Emily Sampson, Tree Alliance Chair
Singing of Tree Song by Candace, Kim and Sheridan
History of the Dawn Redwood by Anne Chesky Smith, Director of the Swannanoa Valley Museum
Dedication of Plaque and Treasured Tree certificate for Dawn Redwood
Drive to Town Square for the Urban Forestry Commission tree give away and talk from Andrew Wagner about tree care and the value of trees
Walk to Robo Oil (310 East St. Street) for plaque installation on White Oak (oldest Treasured Tree inside of the town of Black Mountain)
Walk to Lunch at Ole Guacamole followed by installation of 2 plaques on trees there, Tulip Poplar & River Birch.
Ole Guacamole has offered a 15% off discount to anyone who is attending the Tree Plaque instillation event. While waiting for a table, we will gather at the pavilion across the creek at the Super 8 motel, Emily Sampson will read a poem about a close-by century old oak tree that was cut on Padgettown Road back in April that sparked the Treasured Tree Program being brought to the Swannanoa Valley. Susan Seritan from the Asheville Treasured Tree group may speak about how recognizing Treasured Trees throughout Buncombe county will help to preserve our Urban Forest Canopy.
Walk to Black Mountain Greenway behind the Primary School for installation on Yellow Buckeye along Emily’s Walk (then walk back to Town Square)
Drive to 620 Padgettown Rd for installation on White Oak
Drive to 705 9th street for installation on White Oak on Gold Course
Drive to 378 Cragmont Rd for White Oak at the Home of Patricia & Terry Keener
End at the Historic Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Circle with installation on Tulip Poplar in front of Eureka Hall (Largest of the Treasured Trees so far within Town of Black Mountain).
Short talk from Van Burnette on the History of Trees/Forests in the Swannanoa Valley.
Light Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the YMCA.
For more information about the Treasure Trees in the Swannanoa Valley visit: