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ABOVE: Ocean Ridge Garden Club member Sylvie Glickstein climbs into a sea grape tree to attach an orchid. RIGHT: The gardeners use Liquid Nails to attach the seedlings to the trees. The Million Orchid program is experimenting with locations around the county to try to re-establish native orchids in the wild. BELOW: Stella Kolb, a member of the Garden Club, holds a tray with 100 orchid seedlings. Fifteen members of the club worked with Palm Beach County employees to carefully glue the butterfly and dollar orchid species to the hammock trees, which offer the growing epiphytes a stable place to thrive.

Photos by Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star

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Comment by Christopher O'Hare on May 2, 2018 at 11:52am

Bravo! What a great project. I applaud the selfless efforts of these generous volunteers helping to make our community even more beautiful.

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