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Date:
October 3, 2020
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Pennypacker Mills
Address:
5 Haldeman Rd
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Contact:
610-287-9349
Email:
Cost:
FREE
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Walk & Talk: Native Trees at Pennypacker Mills

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Join arborist Ken LeRoy as he offers an informative talk of the landscaped grounds at Pennypacker Mills. Hear stories about the various tree species and their unique characteristics. LeRoy’s knowledge of trees led him to learn about Thomas Meehan, considered to be the father of the urban park movement in Philadelphia and a noted advocate for preserving parks, including Bartram’s Garden. Thomas Meehan & Sons created the landscape plan for Pennypacker Mills. In 1902, two-thousand native trees and shrubs were transported by train to Schwenksville and planted by Meehan’s son, J. Franklin. Many of the original trees are still growing on the property and will be a focus of LeRoy’s talk. To attend this free walk and talk, please call Pennypacker Mills at 610-287-9349 to pre-register. Attendance is limited, and only those who pre-register may attend. Masks and social distancing are required. All ages welcome.