A description of the tree, which is native to the eastern U.S., was read, poems were shared and a member, Marilyn Ramsay, composed a poem, “Our Tree,” just for the occasion.
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We’ve come here on this wint’ry day
Together — our respects to pay.
To our tree — it’s rather small.
It isn’t very big at all.
Springtime will bring leaves of green,
And soon lovely blossoms will be seen.
Later on it will provide
A place for birds; their nests to hide.
One day its branches will stretch wide
Shading those who walk or ride
Along the path that is below.
They’ll read the plaque, and they will know.
Someday we will walk this way,
And to another we will say;
“There’s our tree! It is our own,
With sun and rain, how tall it’s grown!”