We're informed that the pear tree in the center was planted as a memorial to the late NC State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano. No more information was provided. Historical photos indicate the tree was planted between May, 2009 and July, 2010. It is located on the north side of the greenway path between the children's playground and the tunnel under Cary Parkway.

Arboreal Advisory Panel

Emily Barrett, Sustainability Manager, Town of Cary
Dave Berger, ex officio – President of the Parkway HOA
Basil Camu, Owner of Leaf & Limb ; Treecologist; ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
Richard Carroll, Wildlife conservation biologist; master gardener
Earl Ijames, Farmer; Historian; Curator – North Carolina Museum of History
W. Benson Kirkman, Longleaf pine scholar
Dave Klemp, Ex. Dir. of Trees for the Triangle; ISA Board Certified Arborist
Chip Konrad, Climatologist and ornithologist
Katie Rose Levin, Ex. Dir. of TreesDurham; ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
Lois Nixon, Former Director, Triangle J Big Trees Program; Board member of ScenicNC
Bill Rearick, Hydrologist
Dick Wilson, Physician
Gina Wilson, Artist
Mitch Woodward, Area Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality, NCSU Cooperative Extension.


Archivists

George McDowell, 2019–email