It may not have been the most optimal time of year to plant new trees and the trees we found were not quite as tall as we had hoped however we could not be more thrilled with the opportunity to start replacing trees in Glen Haven. The Park settled on Black Cherry as the replacement for the Black Locust trees planted in the 1920’s and later largely wiped out of Glen Haven in the devastating storm of 2015. I am pictured here with faithful volunteers Peg and Dave as we plant in locations the NPS archeologists first examined in April for potential Village artifacts.
Given the all-clear, and with generous donors answering a call for tree sponsors, we were all set to purchase trees. George finally found a source with trees, not quite as large as we had hoped, however still hearty and we set out to plant as soon as they arrived. Mother Nature cooperated by turning the clock back to spring and the trees have hardly skipped a beat! Since we purchased smaller trees than we anticipated, we will use the leftover tree donations to purchase additional trees to plant along Glen Haven Road in the Village.