Arbor Tree Dedication

Each year since 1995, in honor of Arbor Day, Spring City Garden Club has selected someone who has dedicated his or her life, by vocation or avocation to the environment. A tree and site are selected and in a spring or autumn ceremony, the tree is planted and dedicated in our honorees’ name.

  • 1995 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • 1996 City of Waukesha’s 150th Anniversary
  • 1997 SCGC Six Charter Members,
    • Elizabeth Brenkle
    • Connie Dobson
    • Betty Hanson
    • Millie Johnson
    • Arlene Hass- Friedrichsen
    • Doris Moyle
  • 1998 John Muir
  • 1999 Waukesha Mayor Paul Vrakas
  • 2000 Aldo Leopold
  • 2001 Dave Liska, Waukesha City Forester
  • 2002 Eugene Smallee, research arborist
  • 2003 Habitat for Humanity House
  • 2004 Professor Ed Hasselkus and Rudy Schoenecker
  • 2005 Waukesha Mayor Carol Lombardi
  • 2006 Olympic Medal Winners, Morgan and Paul Hamm
  • 2007 No trees dedicated
  • 2008 Fox River Park, seven Legacy trees
  • 2009 Lady Bird Johnson
  • 2010 Gaylord Nelson
  • 2011 Increase Lapham, author and Wisconsin’s first naturalist, scientist, weather observer.
  • 2012 Frank Hedgecock, many years of service to the Waukesha Planning Commission.
  • 2013 Ralph North, contributions to city of Waukesha including concrete foxes on city’s bridges.
  • 2014 No trees dedicated
  • 2015 Chris Linder (27-year SCGC member) and Nancy Abrahamson (26-year SCGC member)
  • 2016 Evie Vrakas and Pat Heisdorf (both 25-year SCGC members)