Celebrate Arbor Day at USC Upstate on Friday, December 5

December 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

Celebrate the Carolinas with Ted and Gerald Stephens, the founders of Nurseries Carolinian, at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s 11th Annual Arbor Day celebration to be held Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

The day’s events will include presentations by the Stephens brothers, who will share their knowledge of noble trees and landscape design; a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. complete with Q&A and door prizes; as well as the dedication of the noble tree of the year,  an Espresso® Kentucky Coffee Tree[FK1] selected by Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, at three Spartanburg City parks and in the Susan Jacobs Arboretum.

Luncheon tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.uscupstate.edu/arborday.

Schedule of events:

  • 9:15 a.m. ­– Simultaneous tree dedications at Priscilla Rumley Park, Summerhill Park, Hillcrest Park and the Susan Jacobs Arboretum
  • 10 a.m. – Ted Stephens will present a panoramic view of new and old plants which will give Southern gardens a new lease on life. – Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theater, USC Upstate’s main campus.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Gerald Stephens will describe a few simple concepts to help homeowners recognize what good design entails. – Sansbury Campus Life Center, USC Upstate’s main campus.
  • 1 p.m. – Plant Sale – under a tent located between the Sansbury Campus Life Center and the Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theater, USC Upstate’s main campus.

For additional information, contact Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships, at (864) 503-5235 or bwsmith@uscupstate.edu.

USC Upstate’s Arbor Day celebration is sponsored by QS/1, City of Spartanburg, Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, The Noble Tree Foundation, Eastside/Westside Eye Center- Lawrence E. Roel, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., The Oakland House, Pacolet Milliken, Spartanburg Garden Club Council, Linda K. Cobb, The LandArt Design Group, Inc., Master Gardener Association of the Piedmont, Monty Kirby State Farm Agency, Spartanburg Men’s Garden Club, Delaine and Blaine Childress, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Flynn, Jr. , Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve, Spartanburg Community College Horticultural Department, Gunter’s Garden, Southeastern Printing.