Thursday, August 10, 2017

City’s Tree Board meeting is later today. Details below.

“Officials said they hope to make the [Tree Board] contest an annual event”.

“Lake Worth Tree Board winners”
by Post reporter Lady Hereford.

“Tall and short, flowering and spiky, majestic
and just plain odd.”

“Anyone could nominate a tree, regardless of who owned the property”, and the “oddest tree category yielded two first-place winners: A strangler fig and a spiky Madagascar palm.”

Two page spread, feature article in the Post,
August 10th, 2005.

Ever been to a Tree Board meeting? Like the idea of an annual tree contest? The Tree Board meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. The staff liaison is Mr. Dave McGrew at the Parks Dept.

Other winners of the tree contest (by type) reported in the Post:

  • Most Beautiful Flowering Tree: Royal poinciana.
  • Most Useful Tree: Jaboticaba.
  • Best Native Tree: Slash pine.
  • Oddest Tree (tie): Madagascar palm and strangler fig.
  • Historic Tree, Most Majestic Tree, Most Sheltering Tree, and Biggest Tree: Banyan.

What’s your favorite tree?

Show up at the Tree Board meeting today at City Hall, starting at 5:30. Tell your story. By the way, the 13th Annual Festival of Trees here in the City of Lake Worth is on February 17th, 2018.

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