Garden Club Plants Bicentennial Tree In Montrose Cemetery

The Greenville Garden Club recently held a ceremony dedicating a tree planted at Montrose Cemetery in honor of the Greenville Bicentennial. The tree, an October Glory red maple, is known for its brilliant fall color. Fred’s Greenhouse provided input on the tree selection.

L to R: Janice Blunt, Jill Franks, Nancy Gillard, Pat Kious, Sharon Ahern, William Ahern, Eleanor Pennington, and Penny Attaway.
L to R: Janice Blunt, Jill Franks, Nancy Gillard, Pat Kious, Sharon Ahern, William Ahern, Eleanor Pennington, and Penny Attaway.

Sharon Ahern, Garden Club president, explained the group’s involvement in the project. “All trees represent life and shelter. As this tree grows we hope it is a living symbol of the welcoming spirit of our city. We also hope this tree brings beauty and joy to those who visit our area.”

The tree can be seen on the left hand side of the main entrance to Montrose Cemetery near the intersection of Von Weise and DeMoulin roads.