MARIANNE AND CHARLES LEACH TREE TRUST
replenish our forests
Over 100 species of native trees and shrubs exist throughout Warner Parks’ 3,187 acres, home to over 270 bird species and integral to the life cycle of over 400 species of wildflowers.
Due to the grave threat of the Emerald Ash Borer disease (an invasive beetle infestation sweeping across the country), 15 % of Warner Parks’ canopy is projected to be lost, offsetting not only the pristine landscape of the Parks, but the entirety of the biodiversity and life cycle of flora and fauna.
When thinking of the legacy they would like to establish in their community and in perpetuity, Marianne and Charles Leach wanted to ensure the sanctuary they have always sought and received in Warner Parks forever remains, and chose to contribute in a way that spoke to their hearts and the heart of Nashville.
Three Ways to Grow Your Support
a Canopy Tree
Flowering Dogwood, Redbud, Oak, Sugar Maple and more. (Includes a brass plaque with inscription)
a Native Shrub
Spicebush, St. John’s Wort, Elderberry, and others.
a Custom Contribution
Give Any Amount
Support the trees and grow the forests with donations big and small.
Support our sanctuary in the city
“To us, Edwin Warner Park and Percy Warner Park are spiritual places. We have both frequented them for many decades and continue to use them regularly. When discussing different ways to help the Parks, maintaining the forests was a primary concern, specifically the trees which are currently facing grave risk of disease.
We established the Tree Trust with an inception gift and also the commitment to make annual contributions, and are hopeful others will join us in this endeavor. If you love Warner Parks like Marianne and I do, this is a fitting way to express that love.”
– CHARLES LEACH
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