Kent State University may be the most high profile public organization in Kent but from a business perspective, nothing says Kent better than Davey Tree. Kent has been home to Davey Tree for 130 years and the Kent brand has a natural green streak thanks to the original tree care company that has made Kent it’s world headquarters.
The finger prints of Davey Tree can be found all over Kent (including the new downtown redevelopment project) and I’m pleased to share some information that I received from folks at Davey Elementary announcing their upcoming Davey School orchard dedication.
Here’s the news:
The Davey School Orchard has been planted, 12 apple trees, 6 grape vines and 8 red raspberries. It will be dedicated to retiring principal Linda Walker on May 25th at 2:40 P.M. This orchard is the result of cooperation from the school administration, school board, high school and elementary schools as well as area businesses and donors. The kids did all the planting and are looking forward to watching them grow.
In addition, Debbie Miller, a diagnostician with Davey Institute has graciously volunteered to present a “fruit tree talk” about planting, growing and caring for the backyard orchard. Her presentation will be free and open to the public on Monday May 24th at 6:30 P.M. at Davey Elementary.
Debbie is a plant pathologist and the vice-chair of the Kent City Shade Tree Commission. She also has Masters degrees in both plant pathology and education. This will be a great way to kick off the orchard dedication and get the community involved.
I thought you might be interested in this since it involves Kent business and school district working together on such a fun initiative. Perhaps you could mention it in your blog so interested residents have a chance to attend.
I’m happy to do so.