"By planting these trees now we hope to have a sustainable source of greenery to use in the future for our annual fundraiser that benefits both schools," says Susan Philips. The club hopes that these trees will bring more beauty to the mountain and be enjoyed by generations to come. Please contact Susan Philips at (423) 991-9228 or susanvphilips@gmail with any questions or location ideas.
In addition to planting trees in the many pocket parks, the club plans to plant fruit trees at Lookout Mountain School to use in conjunction with the new greenhouse, as well as donate trees to Fairyland School projects. With this project, the LGC will also plant trees to help supply greenery for its annual Mailbox Decoration fundraiser.
Mailbox decorations are on sale now. The lovely displays are $35, and this year the club plans to replace the hemlock used as the base of the mailbox decoration with a mix of Cryptomeria, yew and cypress in response to the infestation of woolly adelgid on Lookout Mountain. Download this form (pdf) and send it to the club to reserve your decoration.
The woolly adelgid is a small, aphid-like insect that threatens the health and sustainability of the beloved hemlock trees on our mountain. If you suspect your hemlock trees are infected, decide whether to treat or remove infected trees. There are two proven and effective methods of treatment.
More information can be found by calling Green Trees at (423) 508-5883 or the W.D. Scott Company at (423) 622-0320. Both companies can assess the damage and give an estimate on treatment. Infected trees that need to be removed must be destroyed, most effectively by burning. Do not compost or put in landfill!
Please call Jimmy Stewart with any questions at (423) 413-6420.