Reports of the death of the live oak trees on the city-owned property at the east end of Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, appear premature. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mike Miller
The Anna Maria public was invited to observe a special “Crow Supper” April 1 under the limbs of the flourishing live oak trees on city property opposite the city pier.
According to event planner Mike Miller, the supper was to be served to all those who “griped about the dead live oaks that were improperly planted and watered.”
Miller, an Anna Maria resident and native plant enthusiast, provided assistance when the trees were planted.
Miller also planned to give a lecture on the difference between the “dead” and the “deciduous.”
He said he also would talk about “the process of acclimatization of trees grown on semi-salt tolerant sweet water to a bay-front location frequently subject to salt-laden storm winds.”
Miller invited “all the faithful people who never doubted the trees would survive to join in when Rex Hagen and the Pine Avenue Restoration LLC Choir sing their rendition of an age-old song, ‘We Told You So.’”
Mayor Sue Lynn will close the festivities with a reading of her favorite poem, “All’s Well That Ends Well.”
April Fool’s Day.