Friday, November 30, 2012

Tattnall Square Park
Macon, Georgia
Tree Planting Day
November 28, 2012

It was my good fortune to attend the Tree Planting Day at Tattnall Square Park in Macon, Georgia.  This planting day was the result of many organizations volunteering to provide funds, services and people power.

Professor Andrew Silver, of Mercer University saw the need to revitalize this over a century public square in Macon, Georgia.  During the planting day he informed us that the current trees were planted about 100 years ago.  Some of these trees are now in need of replacements.  Thus the planting of about 160 trees in this public space.

Mercer University provided the funds to place
an irrigation system so that each new tree
would have an abundant source of water.

Here a worker is establishing a water
basin to capture natural rains.

In addition to the trees the landscape plan
called for the placement of flowering plants as well
as green foliage to enhance the beauty of the Park.
This is a Yuletide Camellia Shrub.

This is a Cast Iron Plant.

This is an Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

The plant in the center is a Fatsia.

A wall around a planting garden to allow Park Visitors
to sit a spell and enjoy the beauty.

Eleven Shovels for the Tree Planters.

A view of the Alexander II Scholars who participated in the
Tree Planting.

The Tree Planting Expert from Macon State College.
He demonstrated the proper planting technique to
the Alexander School Scholars.  You will see his
class in later pictures of this  Blog Post.

Professor Silver lending his expertise to the project.

This picture and the five that follow will show to
properly plant a young tree.  The Scholars from
Alexander II School were excellent workers and also
dedicated to the task.

Then on to a much bigger tree.  Here you see the civic leaders
and others observing the preparation of the balled tree for

One, Two, Three, shovel in the soil!!!!

Then the Scholars from Alexander II were given the opportunity
to complete the task.

Because of the efforts of several business organization, civic minded charities this project of making Tattnall Square Park a Botanical Garden is just starting.  Local Governments, local Scholars, and local civic minded individuals all pitched in to make this a project that everyone in Central Georgia can be proud of, both today and in the future.

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