Plant One Million Trees ! The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) has launched a multi-state tree planting agenda. Three states and thirteen counties in the region are driving this ambitious campaign. Pennsylvania (PHS) is combining forces with partners in Delaware (Delaware Center for Horticulture) and New Jersey (New Jersey Tree Foundation). PHS President Drew Becher states, “Plant One Million will have a major impact on the environment and the economy of the whole region.” By the way, Drew was our guest speaker at the Arboretum’s Annual Dinner last month!
Haverford’s history with trees can be traced back to 1834 when English landscape designer William Carvill was hired by the college to “lay out the land.” Today we perpetuate those ideals as we continue to add to our more than 2000 labeled tree collection. The Arboretum will be submitting forty seven more trees planted this season to the count as we wrap up planting for the year.
You don’t have to be a municipality or college campus to participate. Every tree counts, even the one you may have planted in your front yard this summer. Learn more at www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org