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April 13, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 x121
Morris Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day
PHILADELPHIA – Explore the world of a designer, an architect and an arborist for the day during Morris Arboretum’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 25 from 11 am – 3pm. Five stations set up throughout the Arboretum will give visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge of trees while participating in challenging, but fun activities. Stations will include designing a tree house, making a “tree map” with five different types of trees, drawing a tree landscape, imagining and writing the life story of a tree, and observing arborists at work. This event, open to all visitors, also gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn their “Tree” badge, http://www.gsep.org/calendar_detail.php?eventID=1320
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing. Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct). Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.