Once a neglected, weed- and barbwire-infested parcel of farmland, this five-plus acre property in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (pictured below) is being gradually but lovingly being transformed into a verdant woodland estate. From the start, the property owners understood that after ensuring the presence of good topsoil, the installation of appropriate trees must initially supersede all other needs, since trees take a relatively long time to develop. To this end, since purchasing the property in early 1999, the owners have enlisted the help of Hanselman Landscape to select and plant hundreds of trees. As you can see, the return on investment keeps growing in value and beauty!

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& grateful tree owner)