Arbor Day Tree Planting
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Saturday, April 30 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Join Boscobel House and Gardens on Arbor Day!
Ms. Lerner will share attributes and advice for the shadbush or shadblow tree (Amelanchier sp.), a native to our region. The name refers to the shad run in the Hudson River at the same time that the tree’s white flowers bloom. The red, fleshy berries are harvested for use in pies and preserves. These trees are also a critical, early food source for migrating songbirds. The shadbush’s beauty was noted in the 1750s botanical manuscript of Jane Colden. Adding shadbush seedlings to the edge of our Woodland Trail will:
-encourage visitors and neighbors to appreciate shadbush and other native trees
-diversify Boscobel’s landscape and our storytelling
-support local and migratory pollinators
This FREE program was funded by Boscobel’s Tree Fund–please give generously.