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Name Lockerly Arboretum’s new tree
March 3, 2015

Last month we planted a new tree in front of Rose Hill, and now we need your help naming it!

Name Lockerly’s Newest Tree contest is open to tree-lovers and tree-huggers of all ages. Our last big oak tree was named Emma, so we won’t be using that name again. We’d love to get a photo of our new tree with the contest winner, so we are limiting entries to these counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Peach, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties

Here’s how to enter the contest:

mature Nuttall Oak

mature Nuttall Oak

1. Email your name suggestion to:  Put Name the Tree in the subject line. We’ll  need  your name, address, phone number, age, and the best  email address to contact you. We can only take  entries by  email.

2. One entry per person

3. If your entry is chosen, we’ll announce you as the winner,  and  we’d like to take a picture of you with  our tree. We’ll  put  pictures on our web site and other online platforms,  news releases, and publications.

4. All entries due by email at noon on Tuesday, March 31.

Lockerly Volunteers and Staff will choose three names among all the suggestions we get. We’ll put those three names on our web site and let the public vote for the one they like best. We’ll announce the winner in April.

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Lockerly launches Eco-Explorer Program


Lockerly’s new outdoor exploring program for children ages 12 and younger will send children on an eco-scavenger hunt to learn more about the wildlife and plants in the Arboretum.

Children can register any time of the year to participate. After they register they will need to come back to the Arboretum once every three months, pick up the current Eco-Explorer checklist at the office, check off what they see, and turn it back in when they are done. After four visits over the course of 12 months they’ll get a Lockerly Eco-Explorer t-shirt!

There is a $5 registration fee for each child, and they get a Lockerly sticker when they register. We’ll even send the Eco-Explorer’s family a reminder every three months.





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