The Arvada Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), planted a red oak tree on Arbor Day, April 28, 2017, in honor of Doctor Susan Anderson, the Chapter's namesake. Cheryl Heyen Chapter Regent, gave opening remarks. Regent Heyen said, “As Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter members, we are blessed with the association through our Chapter name, to a spunky pioneer woman named Doctor Susan Anderson (Doc Susie as so many have fondly nicknamed her). Doc Susie was educated as a doctor and came to Colorado in search of good health and the opportunity to help those fallen ill or physically injured from the rigors of the great Wild West! She finally made her home in Fraser, Colorado where she spent many years of healing service to the community.” Also in honor of the planting, Barb Smith a Charter Member of the Chapter, read a poem that she authored.
The Doc Susie tree is the sixth tree that the Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter has planted in the city of Arvada. The tree is in the newly created Ralston Creek Park on 58th and Garrison. A huge “thank you” to all our valued members, as well as the City of Arvada, for joining us in this most worthwhile Arbor Day tree planting ceremony, so that generations may enjoy this beautiful gift!