Museum to get new Hawthorne at Alaska Arbor Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Alaska's Arbor Day 50th Anniversary Celebration is Monday at noon at the Juneau Douglas City Museum.

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 8:01am by Lori James

    Alaska's Arbor Day 50th Anniversary Celebration is Monday at noon at the Juneau Douglas City Museum.

    It's a gold shovel event with speeches and a tree planting. "There's a Hawthorne on the side of the building that's been there for years and blooms beautifully, but unfortunately it's been declining for quite some time.", says Jeff Barnard with the Juneau Urban Forestry Partnership. "In recent years, they've had a piece of wood to hold it up. We're going to replace it with a new Hawthorne that we think will be a really nice addition to the site." He states the new tree is 10 to 12 feet tall and should bloom within a couple of years.

    Barnard and the museum's Jane Lindsey were a guests on Capital Chat last week.

    Barnard says the first official Arbor Day celebration in 1966 was at the museum location, which used to be the city library.

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