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A special day for special names

FALLBROOK – It might be expected to plant a tree during California Arbor Week, but naming trees? The March 5 Save Our Forest/Fallbrook Land Conservancy Arbor Day Celebration event was capped off with "naming" three newly planted Cersis or Redbud trees. Some folks thought that giving them a name would insure people gave extra care and attention to the new flowering beauties.

Of those attending, some 35 people participated in the naming contest. The winners are Peggy Brown, who named the Ruby Hill tree "Barbie;" Judy Justin, who named the Forest Pansy tree, "Varado" and Jean Dooley who named the Avondale Redbud tree, "Rosie."

The miniature park at Vine and Alvarado streets features a live oak surrounded by the new trees. A carved wood bench will be placed there soon by Save Our Forest and the Fallbrook Land Conservancy in honor of Roger Boddaert, "The Tree Man Of Fallbrook."

The celebration during California Arbor week was made possible by a California ReLeaf grant to support and recognize Arbor Day. National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April; this year it falls on April 26.

The Fallbrook Climate Action Team invited Save Our Forest to present their group's history and to promote the benefits of trees and plants for a healthful environment all the while combating climate change at their next meeting.

The meeting is at the Fallbrook Library Community room April 30 at 6:30 p.m. During the meeting they will show the "Necklace Of Leaves." This film was produced and distributed in 1997 through a grant from The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It has been shared throughout the western United States.

Save Our Forest, Fallbrook Land Conservancy and Chairwoman, Jackie Heyneman, are featured in the film that is endorsed by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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Submitted by Fallbrook Land Conservancy.


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