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Pigeon plum tree in honor of Dee Serage Century in Sanibel

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 08:09:33-05

SANIBEL, Fla. — The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) announced that the City of Sanibel planted a pigeon plum tree in honor of Dee Serage Century at the Community Park Preserve as part of today's 2021 Arbor Day celebration.

SCCF says the City celebrates Arbor Day by planting a tree. The City's Vegetation Committee selected Dee to honor her 37 years of dedicated service as an environmental educator and advocate with SCCF.

"Through her love and appreciation of nature, Dee researched and developed programs and educational campaigns to help our community understand the rich diversity of plants and wildlife on our barrier island," said Pam Miller, member of the Vegetation Committee.

The pigeon plum was provided by McCallion & McCallion Realty and supplied by the SCCF's Native Landscapes & Garden Center.

Luc Century, Dee's husband, was deeply touched to know that a tree would commemorate her legacy on the islands.

"Thank you for recognizing Dee and her deep care for the plant community that is integral in who we are as caretakers of this island."

"The first tree she planted in our yard on Buttonwood Lane in 1985 was a pigeon plum. That same tree today is vital, strong and has many different native trees, shrubs and plants alongside of it that Dee planted and loved throughout the years," Luc Century