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 HOA.
Basil Camu, Owner of Leaf & Limb Tree Service; certified master arborist.
Richard Carroll, Paleo-botanist.
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; certified arborist.
Katie Rose Levin, Ex. Dir. of TreesDurham; certified arborist.
Lois Nixon, Former Director, Triangle J Big Trees Program.
Dick Wilson, Retired physician.
Gina Wilson, Artist.
Mitch Woodward, Stream repair expert.


George McDowell, 2019–email