The trees were donated and planted by Ken Crouse of Peaceful Valley Gardens. Approximately 25 years ago Ken had planted a pair of Paperbark Maples at Roses house approximately, and over the years they were among her favorite trees. Ken had also planted a memorial tree for Leonard soon after his passing in December of 2016, on the east corner of the library; the Tenth Street side. That tree was a ‘Rising Sun’ Redbud so we thought it only fitting to plant a tree for Rose just outside the children’s room that bears her name. Both Leonard and Rose were always big supporters of the Wilkes County Library and we believe that it is a tribute to their legacy to dedicate these two trees to their memory.