Pat Dye visits medical college site
Pat Dye has turned his love for nature and trees into a business, and the former Auburn University football coach is doing business with the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM).
Last week Dye accompanied six of his Japanese maple trees to the ACOM site for a special planting ceremony. He talked to the media about the care required for the trees known as the fireglow variety. More than 200 maple varieties can be found at Dye’s business, Quail Hollow Gardens in Notasulga.
“They will turn red, and when the sun shines through the leaves, it looks like they’re on fire,” said Dye.
These maples, along with a number of other trees, are now being used as an opportunity for the SAMC Foundation to continue fundraising efforts for ACOM. The trees can be sponsored by individuals or businesses for $2,500 each.
Sponsorship includes a recognition plaque to be located at the base of the tree.
Dye says he hopes the trees will bring happiness and pleasure to students, faculty, staff and visitors for years to come.
Please call the SAMC Foundation office for more details on sponsorship of these items 334.673.4150.