2008-04-17 / About Town

Jamestown to celebrate Arbor Day

In celebration of National Arbor Day, the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will be planting a tree beside the Jamestown Museum at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25.

The tree is a dogwood, cornus x rutcan Constellation. This cross between the native dogwood and the Japanese dogwood was developed by Rutgers University of New Jersey to resist dogwood anthracnose. This fungus disease was introduced into this country in the mid-1970s and is killing the native dogwood. The tree was selected by Betty Hubbard of Jamestown for the Museum site.

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