An opportunity to learn about the trees in downtown Sylva and surrounding areas takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, with a walking tour of the town’s “Tree Walk.”
Peggy Hurt, member and past president of the Sylva Garden Club, will lead the walk. Those who want to participate should meet in the atrium of the Jackson County Public Library complex at 10 a.m. The tour should last approximately 90 minutes.
The Sylva Garden Club compiled and published a booklet titled “The Sylva Tree Walk” in 1981, and updated the material in 2008. The booklet includes a brief description of each of the trees featured in the walk. Also, in 2008 each of the trees was relabeled for easy identification. “The Sylva Tree Walk” booklets are available for purchase at the Friends of the Library Used Book Store on Main Street in Sylva and at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.