Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) recently held its first annual meeting “High Tea and Trees” featuring guest speaker Dr. Kim Coder. Coder is a professor of tree biology and health care at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at University of Georgia. He is a well-known lecturer and consultant on trees and foresty ecology. His topic was “Tree Secrets of the Golden Isles: Boneyards and Monsters.” The event was held at the A. W. Jones Heritage Center and was attended by 71 members and guests.

Pictured is Dr. Kim Coder with GIFT board members Joy Elliott, from left, Nan Marie O’Hara, Miriam Lancaster, Kay Cantrell, Sandy Turbidy and Jan Lemasters.