This week we had a fantastic day by the Schuylkill River in downtown Philadelphia. SavATree‘s management team has an annual service day project, and this year we were fortunate to donate a day of tree care to the Woodlands Cemetery.
The Woodlands began as the estate of William Hamilton in the 1700’s. In 1840 local investors purchased the remnant property to turn it into a rural cemetery. It is now a private NGO that operates as a park.
The site has an amazing horticultural and architectural history. Hamilton was an avid collector and introduced a number of notable plants to North America, including the ginkgo.
The site has truly amazing trees including a number of state champions and the only Caucasian zelkova I have ever seen – and it is magnificent!
Many thanks to Jessica and her team at the Woodlands for allowing us to give back to a fantastic site. You can learn more about the Woodlands, it’s history and mission here. You can support the excellent work of the Woodlands by donating or becoming a member here.
We’re looking forward to our 2016 SavATree Service Day Project!