Seasons of a Tree

by Betty Ruger

Design Statement

Poem about the loss of our ash trees written by Betty from the ash tree’s perspective:

“Out of the ashes you have found me,
All that’s left of a mighty ash tree.
Emerald ash borers took me down.
How to beat them must be found.”


Materials: Special unicorn spit acrylic paint, tung oil and poly finish
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 63″

Map/Spire Number: 36

Location: Woolsey Park

Address: 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville

About the Artist

About the Artist

Betty resides in Hopewell Township. She enjoys painting in oil and acrylic – mostly landscapes, dwellings and seascapes. Betty enjoys hiking, family life and is an avid animal lover.


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Artistic Accolades:

“The combination of rhyme, and a harmonious palette, make for a wonderful folk art tribute to the beloved ash tree.”