Originally created 03/09/06

Planting patriotism



George Barrett, owner of Barrett Tree Farm, plants a cherry tree while members of Episcopal Day School's Little Sprouts Garden Club watch at a Patriotic Trees ceremony at the school.

Patriotic Trees is a national event sponsored by the National Garden Clubs Inc. to encourage the planting of trees while also honoring those who serve in the military, said Susan Everitt, the director of public relations for the group.

The EDS garden club, which has more than 40 members, is overseen by Augusta's Pine Needle Garden Club. Mrs. Everitt said the group created and tends a garden on the playground where the tree was planted.