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Gaines Street Tree Wall

Published May 1, 2020

Tree Wall
















The Gaines Street Tree Wall is on the block between Bronough and Duval Street. This ceramic mural was created by Susan Stelzmann and features the below poem by Mary Jane Ryals.


In this dream

you are the forest.


The river of your

roots anchors

the canopy above.


Your arms shelter

moss, fern, the

acorns of fall.


You outlast

winter’s brawl and

summer’s burn.


In spring

wild flowers hug

the skirt of your



You breathe

our breath

and give us ours.



Mary Jane Ryals