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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,

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