Tree Replanting Campaign
Hurricanes Matthew, Oct. 2016, and Florence, Sept. 2018, destructively laid to rest fourteen gloriously aged oaks, and decimated several fruit and flowering trees including a beloved Pomegranate and several Dogwoods. The original Wedding oak that had witnessed the kisses of the dearly beloved for three decades was mournfully laid to rest, but we want them to rise again, just as majestically as the winds that blew them down.
We seek to begin efforts to replant Live Oaks, Red Oaks, Black Walnut, and Sycamore trees. Special thanks to COASTAL PENDER ROTARY for a $6,400 dollar grant to plant over 40 trees and hydrangea and rose bush gardens in November 2021.
Poplar Grove also has one of the oldest Osage Orange trees in southeastern North Carolina. Its estimated height is 50 ft with a 46 ft crown. It has three trunks with a base diameter of approximately 39 inches. There are also several Laurel Oaks in the back stables area that are over 150 years old.
So please consider joining our efforts to Restore the Canopies of these majestic trees for the next generation to enjoy.
Together, we can create once again the summer shade provided by the canopies of trees that once reached above these local highways and into the blue crystalline skies of our coastline.
By donating your labor, your pennies, your nickels, your dimes, your seedlings, your suggestions, or your help today will ensure a brighter greener tomorrow for your children and grandchildren, for my children and grandchildren, and for their generations to come.
Conservation Now, Education Now, Preservation Now