LWVF proposes to plant a grove of ten Tupelo trees, one for each decade, at a restored vernal pool at Peterson Farms. This is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and the founding of the League of Women Voters.
The site was selected with the Falmouth Tree Warden, Conservation Commission and 300 Committee. Trees will be watered the first year with the assistance of the local Girl Scouts and others, and an engraved boulder will be placed marking the grove.
Planting will take place in May 2020 on a date chosen by the Department of Public Works.
The engraved text will read:
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Founding of the League of Women Voters, a grove of Tupelo Trees was planted on this site in 2020 by the League of Women Voters of Falmouth with the assistance of the Falmouth Conservation Commission.
To participate, LWVF is seeking donations in the amount of $50 or more per individual. If you would also like to receive a 1 gallon Tupelo tree to plant in your own yard as an extension of the grove, please give an additional $35 per tree .