Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church Franklin, TN

First Presbyterian Church’s  Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study group has sponsored a program of planting trees as memorials, or to honor an individual, on their church property.  They plant the trees in late fall or early winter to improve the survival rates.  First Presbyterian Church is using Tennessee native species to improve our survival rates and longevity. 

First Presbyterian Church can make available substantial reference materials to help people select species compatible with their soils, sun and moisture conditions.  Two members of their group are master gardeners.  They have also engaged the services of a Landscape Architect to help with the long term scheme. 

When the tree is planted, a plaque is placed at the base with the individual’s name. This initiative has been very well received.  At the end of the first year they have put out 13 trees. 

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