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Welcome to the Avon Woods Arboretum, a public arboretum recognizing specimen trees in the Avon Woods Neighborhood of East Memphis, Tennessee. Voluntarily led by resident Judith (Judy) Rutschman and aided by neighbors, we have identified all of the trees in all of the front yards in our Avon Woods.In fall of 2018 with the help of West Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, we began the work of identifying trees in our neighborhood. Then in winter of 2019, Judi Shellabarger with

Well over 200 people turned out for the 2023 Avon Woods Fourth of July Parade and Party — plus more than a few furry friends! The crowd began gathering around 9:30am and the parade began with a Memphis Fire Department fire engine taking the lead. Neighbors cheered the parade along the way, standing and waving from lawn chairs. Some dressed in red, white and blue. Some with boom boxes blaring patriotic tunes. We may have even spied a mimosa brunch

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