Taylor Memorial Arboretum
Located in Nether Providence Township in Delaware County, PA, Taylor Memorial Arboretum is a 30 acre reserve of plantings and natural lands dedicated by J. C. Taylor to the memory of his wife, Anne Rulon Gray, and intended to promote the "health, enjoyment and education of the public in perpetuity".
The arboretum is open to the public year round without charge for the appreciation of its natural beauty.
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News Update February 2014
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Extreme as this winter has been the Arboretum has been so far mostly undamaged. There is another large storm forecast for the 13th. Let us hope our luck holds. One advantage of the cold and snow is that populations of some insect pests are lowered. Wooly adelgid which is a pest of Hemlocks will be less of a problem this season.
The weather conditions have limited the progress of most of the standard winter tasks. Most winters we thin out some damaged or undesireable small trees and shrubs. Not so much this year. We do have a day or professional tree work scheduled but have to wait until the ground firms up. When tasks are planned here it is best to be flexible as often it is up to the Arboretum on what you can get done.
We have already started on our spring work. The Master Gardeners were here on the 8th. They planted about 3000 cool season vegetable plants. Soon they will germinate and after about 8 weeks of watering and potting up the plants will be ready for distribution. At the community garden in Chester the public can purchase for a nominal price healthy garden plants such as lettuce, cauliflower, kale and collards.
If there is too much ice and wind we do close the arboretum. Most days we have been open as scheduled. Please use common sense winter precautions when you visit. There are birds to see, animal tracks to follow and the plants snow covered are beautiful.
|Taylor Memorial Arboretum · 10 Ridley Drive, Wallingford, PA 19086 · 610-876-2649|