One of the best ways to learn about trees is to spend time with them in beautiful settings. In these “classrooms”, you can observe the shape, growth habit, size, bark texture and color, and–depending on the season–leaf shape and leaf colors of various species of mature trees.

On sweltering summer days, you can refresh in the shade of leafy canopies; on blustery winter days, you can take in the silhouettes of leafless branches against the sky. In any season, you can appreciate the beauty, grandeur, and value of mature trees in the landscape. In fact, you may even begin to imagine the possibilities and benefits of adding one or several to your own garden. We certainly hope so, and look forward to hearing from you and learning together which trees are best suited to your particular situation. To get started, call us at 717-653-1273.

Some of our favorite “tree classrooms” are the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum, Swarthmore College’s Scott Arboretum, Mount Cuba, Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, and old- growth forests everywhere.

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& perpetual learner of all things lovely)