Lower Makefield Township’s Arboretum at Memorial Park

Monday, 09 May 2016 / Published in Uncategorized

Judith Stern Goldstein, Valerie Liggett and Mark Eisold of Boucher & James, Inc. were pleased to take part in Lower Makefield Township’s ceremonial Arbor Day tree planting. Twenty-five trees were planted in the first phase of the “Arboretum at Memorial Park,” located at the highest point in Lower Makefield Township. Groups of trees are oriented around the four compass points and are representative of successional and unique forest communities within Lower Makefield Township, including the Sweetgum-Oak Coastal Plan Forest. Some of the largest remaining un-fragmented sections of this forest type are found in the Five Mile Woods Preserve in Lower Makefield Township. A central Princeton Elm is representative of important native tree species killed or under threat from exotic pests and diseases. It is expected that the Arboretum will provide important educational opportunities about the importance of trees, plant communities, and the threat posed by invasive pests. Boucher & James, Inc. was pleased to provide Arboricultural and Landscape Architecture services for this project, and looks forward to working closely with the Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors and the Environmental Advisory Committee on future additions to the Arboretum.