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The St. Simons Library branch of the  Marshes of Glynn Libraries contributed the funds for a  tree as their Christmas gift to each other and the community.   
(Left to right) Sandy Turbidy, GIFT president, Maureen Hersey, Library Manager, Virginia Wayne, Gail Feddersen, Jim Oser-Schwalm

Georgia Arbor Day Week

On Monday February 12th, GIFT and the St. Simons Library co-hosted a seminar and panel discussion, “My Favorite Tree” with Roger Ditmer, Resa Dollar, Don Gardner, arborists, Jerry Spencer landscape architect and Ann Ditmer local columnist and horticulturist. The attendees participated in a question and answer session.The event was attended by 75 GIFT members, library members and friends.

My Favorite Tree


School Activities

Our ​mission​​ is to provide for the preservation and improvement of the tree canopy in Glynn County through the planting and replacement of trees, education and advocacy.

Our vision is to unite residents, property owners, the business community, local governments and environmental professionals to advance our mission.          

Members of the Glynn Academy Class of 1958 gathered on Saturday morning to give back to the school they love.   A thriving healthy Live Oak now stands on the campus near the Auditorium for all to see.  GIFT arranged for the purchase and planting of the tree with funds given by the class.  
Pictured from left to right:  Miriam Lancaster, GIFT, Joyce Pickren, Class of 58, Sandy Turbidy, GIFT, Don O’Quinn, Judy Lyons and Roy Rose, Class of 58, Jenny Humphries, GIFT, Sandra Courson and Gene Hoaster, Class of 58.

186 Live Oak Trees have been registered in Glynn County

For the 3rd year, Jeffrey Johns and his Coastal Greenery staff assisted 3rd graders at 2 Glynn County schools in planting their own trees and answered questions about planting and caring for trees and the value of trees in our lives.

Edible Orchard Planting

Kay Cantrell and Anne Popham decorated classrooms at Burroughs-Molette and St Simons Elementary Schools and read The Lorax to all third grade classes. They also did puzzles and answered questions about trees.

​​The Tree was planted on Tuesday February 13th in front of the library. 

(Photo courtesy of Bobby Havens, The Brunswick News)

Library Donates Tree

An Edible Orchard was created in the Harold E Jennings Wellness Park in Brunswick as a joint project between Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, GIFT, Coastal Greenery Landscaping and the city of Brunswick. The trees were purchased with a grant from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Coastal Greenery secured and planted the 8 citrus trees. The trees are three years old and will eventually provide oranges and grapefruit to the community. Representatives from KGIB, GIFT, Coastal Greenery and the city of Brunswick were on hand for the ceremony. (Photos courtesy of Tyler Jones, The Brunswick News)