Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wild white pine along Missouri Route 100 gets decorated again. Who does this every year?
For the third year in a row, inquiring minds want to know: Who decorates this wild white pine growing among all the cedar trees along Missouri Route 100 for Christmas? The tree is located along the stretch of highway between Pond Road and Lynda Jayne Lane, on the south side of the road. This year's new touch is a candy cane. Over the hill from where it's growing is the subdivision located near Wildwood Middle School. Perhaps it's a homeowner there? For a look at what the tree looked like in 2010, click here. To see what the tree looked like in 2011, click to Merry Christmas, Wildwoodian Style! If anyone knows who decorates this special tree for the enjoyment of all of us travelers of Route 100, please share it here and thank them for us.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A variety of Christmas tree lots already are being tapped. Several benefit community causes.
An annual, favorite tree lot for many is the one hosted by Boy Scout Troop 322 on the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Eureka, alongside Interstate 44. Troop parent Shay Hawkins said a large variety of sizes and types of trees are available, including Nova Scotia Balsam, Scotch Pines, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir and Blue Spruce. "With the purchase of a tree, you will receive a certificate redeemable at many local Eureka businesses," said Hawkins. Click here for tree lot times. Proceeds from the tree lot fund Troop 322 programs for leadership, citizenship and personal fitness. Living Word United Methodist Church Men's Club members are sponsoring their annual precut Christmas tree lot at 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood. All proceeds fund …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Many Wildwood residents locate their homes there due to the trees, openness, wildlife and love of nature shared in the spread-out pockets of the municipality. Wild trees are even decorated for Christmas.
The same wild tree in Wildwood pictured in this feature was decorated last year, so it's been with anxious eyes that I've monitoring a certain stretch of Missouri Route 100 since Thanksgiving. And indeed, this nice white pine was adorned this year as well. For a look at what the tree looked like in 2010, click here. Last year, it wasn't revealed who decorates it, but Patch reader and Wildwood resident Mary Anthonis indicated "whoever does this, has done it for a few years, ever since it was a tiny tree." Anthonis said she looks forward to this special tree being decorated every year. "I hope the tree grows tall, and we get to see the decorations grow over the years. Thanks to whoever does this. I hope they know how much we all look forward…
Sunday, December 4, 2011
TAKE POLL REGARDING PRECUT OR ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES: Plus, here are intriguing facts and figures about Christmas tree and U.S. traditions, as well as tree care tips sheet from University of Missouri Extension staff.
Interesting Christmas Tree Facts: Sources for some of these facts: National Christmas Tree Association, USDA Census of Agriculture For local sources of real trees, see upcoming Eureka-Wildwood Patch article this morning: Real Christmas Trees Await
Saturday, December 25, 2010
What better way to designate Christmas in Wildwood than to adorn a natural cedar tree along a major thoroughfare?! Do you know who did it?
Can anyone identify who decorated this sole cedar tree, which is located alongside Missouri Route 100, west of Wildwood Town Center and the intersection of Highway 109? The cedar is south of the eastbound lane of the highway, and directly across from the cross road of Lynda Jayne Lane on the westbound lane of the highway. It stands out among all the other trees that drivers pass on that busy stretch of highway, acting as a beacon of how much Wildwood residents respect natural beauty, even during a time of year when it is tempting to get caught up in manufactured, material things. Before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. In many countries, people …