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Adair Garden Club adds 90 trees around Jim Blair Park

Volunteers are welcome - the Adair County Garden Club will kick off its season the first Tuesday of next month, April 3, 2018, at 8amCT at the Trabue Russell House, 201 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.
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By Linda Waggener

Adair County Garden Club members -- Betty Knifley, Inette Goodin, Bill Coleman, Alicia Bosela and Jeanne Marshburn -- are working their magic at Columbia's Jim Blair Park & Recreation Center. They planted a total of 90 trees there on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Alicia, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery, working with both the Adair County Garden Club and the Parks & Recreation Board, led the effort to increase the number of trees around the park.



The Park Board purchased 30 trees from the Forestry Department, a mix of Black Locus, Shagbark Hickory, Shumard Oak and Hazelnut. In addition to the order, they were given extras - Kentucky native Tulip Poplar trees, fast growing straight trees that will help in many areas of the park in the following ways:
  • Slow land erosion where the park soil is not very deep,
  • Reduce temperatures allowing for more walk and play time during hot weather,
  • Improve breathing, and
  • Add to the beauty of the 12-acre park.
Volunteers are welcome - the Adair County Garden Club will kick off its season the first Tuesday of next month, April 3, 2018, at 8amCT at the Trabue Russell House, 201 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Click here for a close look at just a few of the lovely flowers from last season.


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A perfect day for planting 90 new trees in Blair Park



2018-03-24 - 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Members of the Adair County Garden Club, from left, Betty Knifley, Bill Coleman, Inette Goodin, Jeanne Marshburn and Alicia Bosela, planted a total of 90 trees at Columbia's Jim Blair Park & Recreation Center Friday, March 23, 2018. Alica Bosela called the gray, chilly day a perfect day to plant trees, especially with rain scheduled all the next day. The trees provide help in multiple, significant ways. Click 'read more' below for the story. - LW

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The art of giant tree roots by Bull Run Creek in heavy rains



2018-03-24 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Mother Nature's art comes through in this vision of giant tree roots in the heavy rains of Saturday, March 24 2018 on Bull Run Creek. Today's all-day rain proved the Garden Club members right when they planted 90 trees at the Jim Blair Park yesterday in the knowledge they'd be well watered within 24 hours. - LW

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Now blooming at Jim Blair Park & Recreation Center - bluets



2018-03-25 - 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
The Adair County Garden Club is partnering with the Jim Blair Park & Recreation Center to improve shade, help stop erosion and make it more beautiful. Friday, March 23, 2018, members of the club planted 90 new trees. The little flowers, bluets, in this picture are among the beautiful native plants already growing there. - LW

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Making a point about soil erosion and how to help at park



2018-03-26 - 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Bill Coleman and Alicia Bosela make a point about soil erosion and how tree-planting will help at the Jim Blair Park and Recreation Center. Alicia, who walks at the park regularly, has seen the ditch she's standing in created over the past several years by rushing water draining toward the creek. To help keep the soil in place and add to shade and beauty, 90 trees were planted by Garden Club members last Friday. The building is in the background. - LW

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