GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Arboretum is known for its beautiful collection of flowers, plants and trees. But a wicked winter destroyed 15 trees at the Arboretum.
Greensboro Botanical Gardens Superintendent Johnny Galbreath says it was heartbreaking to see years of hard work disappear so quickly.
“You are talking about several years of time and effort gone in a blink of an eye,” he said.
Galbreath adds some of the trees that were wiped out included specialty trees like Japanese Maples.
“It will be a lot of hunting and finding where we can buy these trees from,” he said. “It’s not like running down to Lowe’s or Home Depot. It doesn’t work that way.”
Also, replacing the 15 trees at the Greensboro Arboretum will be expensive. The City of Greensboro and the volunteer group Greensboro Beautiful says it will cost over $31,000 to replace the adult trees. The price tag is high. But Greensboro Beautiful’s Randal Romie is ready to raise the necessary money.
“We realize the city has been scarred this winter and we want to put back trees in the city to help keep our tree canopy up and growing,” he said.
Greensboro Beautiful is also raising money to replace six pine trees that were removed at Gateway Gardens. Check out greensborobeautiful.org if you would like to keep Greensboro green.