Veterans Memorial Dwarf Conifer Garden
memorial garden will contain over 30 dwarf conifers which will be
planted in the spring. The ETSU Veterans Association and Meadowview
Garden Club have provided generous donations for the new garden.
located in front of Brooks Gym.
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planting will feature trees and shrubs selected for flowers that span
the growing season, and others with especially attractive foliage,
elegant form, or striking fall color. Both evergreens and deciduous
species will be represented. Support for this project was provided
by a grant from the Harris Fund for Washington County of the East
located along State of Franklin Road.
of the southern Appalachians is most similar to that of eastern Asia.
Both regions support diverse broadleaved deciduous forests. To highlight
these sijmilarities, the Arboretum, with funding from the Stanley
Smith Horticultural Trust, has begun acquiring Asian species that
are closely related to our native species. We plan to plant the sister
species in close proximity for easy comparison. For example, if you
exit Gilbreath Hall on the south side, just to your right can be found
our native black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) and ot the left is
its sister species from China, the Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis).
Many more such pairs of species will be added in the coming year.
located throughout the campus and along Southwest Avenue.