Columbia Garden Club promotes not only the beauty of trees, but also the benefits of altering the environment by moderating climate, improving air quality, conserving water and harboring wildlife, all gifts that trees provide and ideals which members uphold.
The Columbia Garden Club donates annually for the beautification of the City of Columbia. Trees are planted as part of the Janie Dent Memorial Arbor Day Project.
Most recently, in 2006, the Columbia Garden Club Foundation awarded the City of Columbia’s Tree and Appearance Commission, funds to cover the initial cost of the Treasured Trees Project, a project that identifies and recognizes local trees as significant landmarks.
As part of the Treasured Trees mission, club coordinators educate citizens about the appropriate trees for our climate as well as select an elementary school with little or no shade, from which to host Columbia Garden Club’s Arbor Day celebration. By partnering with the City, Columbia Garden Club is not only able to enlighten students through Tim Womick, a Tree Educator, but also plant up to eight shade trees in and around the chosen school.
Member coordinators also encourage joining the National Arbor Day Foundation and receiving 10 trees FREE!