June 21, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
(561) 822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)
Tree Donation & Planting completed in West Palm Beach Historic and Iconic Memorial Park.
The planting is part of the city’s goal of being a resilient and ecologically sustainable community.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 25, 2023) – At Woodlawn Cemetery, a location where beauty meets history, St. George’s Society of Palm Beach donated five new flowering trees for the cemetery’s median island. St. George’s Society of Palm Beach, a charitable English heritage organization, holds a worldwide reputation for donating flowering trees to parcels and gardens. The City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability administers the city’s mission to be a model of a healthy, equitable, environmentally progressive, resilient, and ecologically sustainable community.
Pink Trumpet tree at Woodlawn Cemetery
The project involved the planting of new Jacaranda and Pink Trumpet trees. Jacaranda and Pink Trumpets are Florida-friendly, fast-growing, drought-tolerant trees known for spectacular blooms.
“These five new flowering trees will enhance the beauty of the cemetery and its surroundings significantly.”, said Penni Redford, City of West Palm Beach Resilience and Climate Change Manager.
Woodlawn Cemetery, created by Henry Flagler on 17 acres of a former pineapple field in 1904, is located behind an iconic concrete arch at 1301 South Dixie Highway. The Woodlawn Cemetery Association deeded the property to the City of West Palm Beach in 1914. Some of South Florida’s first and founding families are interned at the historic burial ground.
For more information on the City of West Palm Beach’s 10,000 Trees in 10 Years Program, visit the Department of Sustainability’s city Initiatives.
For more information on the “Walk in the Forest” worldwide tree donation program, visit St. George’s Society of Palm Beach.
For more information on the iconic memorial park, visit Woodlawn Cemetery.
To contact the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability, please dial (561) 804-4994 (TTY 800-955-8771) or email [email protected]. For information about the Office of Sustainability, please visit https://www.wpb.org/government/sustainability.
About the City of West Palm Beach:
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic City located on Florida’s Atlantic coast. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central City of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3490/772