Arboretum begins memorial tribute program


Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens has begun a new tribute program for people to honor those they care about with a memorial tree, bench or blooming bed at the Arboretum behind Gov. Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Each memorial includes a plaque honoring the person. A memorial tree costs $500, a small bench costs $175, a large bench costs $300 and an annual blooming bed costs $300. There is a $25 discount for each if you have an Arboretum membership. All proceeds from the tribute donations go back to the Arboretum to maintain its gardens and the Stinson House.