RADFORD – Trees have an important history at Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery.
Thanks to a grant, new plantings are in place just in time for Arbor Day, celebrated April 29.
“We’re continuing work through the grant we received from the Virginia Department of Forestry,” the museum announced recently. “Among the new trees being planted are three Emerald green aborvitae, part of the cedar family. Wharton family descendants indicate that when William and Sue Heth Wharton’s children were born, there was a tree planted for each one: Heth in 1892, Nita in 1894, and Billy in 1904.
“Unfortunately, years ago a storm took them out,” the announcement continues. “We’re now planting these new trees as replacements for future generations of family and visitors to appreciate.”
The City of Radford is designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, which recognizes a locality’s commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.