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We are now accepting donations to decorate the Patoka River Bridge Planters for the Spring and Summer seasons. It’s a great and unique way to remember and honor a loved one. Please include “In Memory of or In Honor of” and list. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Send donations to:
c/o Jasper Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 307
Jasper, IN 47547-0307
Below are links to the slideshows from presenters at the Day of Wood held by the Jasper Chamber on September 13th.
- Event Program
- Liability Issues Presentation (Notes)
- Liability Issues Articles
- Randall Gooden Bio
- BIFMA – State of the Industry Presentation
- Water-Based Finishing Presentation
- Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Presentation
- Competitiveness of the U.S. Furniture Industry
- Testing Composite Wood Products
This Bur Oak was selected in 2016, Indiana’s Bicentennial of statehood, to be Jasper’s
official “Tree of Hope”. The Bur Oak is a native tree to Indiana, and it can be found
throughout the eastern and central United States and Canada. A long-growing and massive
tree, Bur Oaks can survive for 200+ years and reach heights exceeding 100 feet. Our hope is
that this tree will survive and thrive and be here for Indiana’s Tricentennial.
Although selected in 2016 to be Jasper’s official tree, in reality, this tree was not planted at
this site until 2018. The tree was ordered in 2016 from the Indiana Department of Natural
Resources Vallonia Tree Seedling Nursery. This state nursery collects nuts and seeds from
select trees in Indiana and then plants and cultivates the emerging seedlings until they are
ready for planting. Upon receiving the tree in 2017, it was planted in a large pot and held at
Green Thumb Nursery until its planting at this site in 2018. The reason for the delay in
planting was the land for the Parklands had just been acquired in 2016. Reshaping of the
terrain, building construction, and the addition of roadways and paths needed to be
accomplished. It was feared the tree could be damaged during this process, so the planting
was delayed until its safety could be guaranteed.
The tree was dedicated on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018. Likewise on that day, Patoka 2000,
the group responsible for securing and planting the tree, placed a plaque honoring the tree as
its “2018 Tree of the Year.”
The annual Patoka 2000 Tree Blessing was held on Friday, April 22 at 1:00 pm. This year’s blessing was at the residence of Steve & Kay Jerrell.
Mayor Terry Seitz, Father Ray and Mike Dooley Brenner were there, along with other members of Patoka 2000. [Read more…]