Fragrance Garden: Hurricane Irma recovery efforts for February 2018
Hurricane Irma may have kicked the Fragrance Garden hard, but we’re coming back with renewed enthusiasm and purpose! Now that “season” is in full swing, we have lots of snowbird volunteers who are ready, willing, and able to help put the pieces back together again.
Early in February, the Fragrance Garden team planted a red powder puff and a “Little Gem” magnolia to help replace what was lost. We also recently visited the “garden market” at the Edison Ford Estates to purchase replacements for plants that were crushed or waterlogged during the hurricane.
YOU CAN HELP!
Public generosity has gotten us this far on the long road toward recovery. Here ‘s how you can help –
DID YOU KNOW?
Lakes Park lost around 300 trees to the storm.
Thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide are placing a burden on the remaining trees, degrading our air quality.
Animals and people lost habitat, food, and shade.
It can cost up to $500 to replace a tree, depending on the size.