Cleveland Tree Co. provides shade for Hafley Park

December 25, 2013 

Hafley Park is a cooperative project between the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia and the city of Perry. On Nov. 21, Hafley Park received three new trees thanks to the donation from the Cleveland Tree Co..

The tree donation included a 3-inch caliper trident maple, a 7-foot Japanese maple and a 7-foot little gem magnolia.

Cleveland Tree Co. is a field nursery located in Fort Valley that specializes in growing high quality trees and evergreen shrubs for the wholesale landscape market of the Eastern United States. David and Beth Cleveland started Cleveland Tree Co. in 1983 on 10 acres of land near Fort Valley. Their field operation has grown steadily into the 110 acres it is today. Their short term plans are to remain at this size and concentrate on providing a high quality product to the high-end landscape market of the Southeast

David Cleveland was raised on a peach, pecan and cotton farm very near the site of the nursery. This farming background, coupled with a degree in agronomy from the University of Georgia, has helped him solve many of the problems that arose with the inception of a new nursery operation.

In addition to B&B (balled and burlapped) trees, Cleveland Tree Co. started a small bare-root liner production to provide high quality material for its field operation.

The Master Gardeners of Central Georgia cannot thank the Cleveland Tree Co. enough for this wonderful donation.

In other Extension news, 4-H is now collecting canned food for Pack the Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office in Perry. The club is also collecting soda cans for the Ronald McDonald House.

For more information on any program area, contact Houston County Extension at 478-987-2028 or drop by our office in the old courthouse, downtown Perry, 801 Main St. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit our website at for more news about your local Extension office.

Dates to remember

Dec. 25-Jan.1: Extension office closed for holidays

Jan. 16: Georgia Peanut Farm Show, Tifton

Jan. 21-Feb. 20: Garden Academy, Perry

Jan. 24: Georgia Ag Forecast, Macon

Jan. 29: Georgia Ag Forecast, Tifton

Production meetings for the Macon County Area:

Jan. 17: Disease Management

Feb. 17: Corn Production

Feb. 19: Weed Management

Feb. 25: Cotton Production

The soybean meeting is still in the planning stages.

All meetings will be held at the Macon County Extension office at noon.

Charlotte Mote is the Houston County agricultural and natural resources agent. Contact her at 478-987-2028 or

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