Month: August 2019

Ryan Wizner (left) and Kay Gardiner

WPU Interns Work Many Hours at Laurelwood Arboretum

Laurelwood interns Kay Gardiner and Ryan Wizner together logged a total of 220 hours this year working with Betty Montagne and her plant collection management team. They located, identified and tagged trees and shrubs throughout the arboretum and updated the computerized database with accurate images, maps and descriptions.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Festival of Friends Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum’s Festival of Friends Raffle. The raffle is a feature of the Festival, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Laurelwood Arboretum. Purchasers of tickets need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to maintain and beautify Laurelwood Arboretum.

Woodcarver Charlie Briggs at work

Woodcarving Demonstration at Laurelwood Arboretum

Charlie Briggs, custom woodcarver, will spend an afternoon at Laurelwood Arboretum on Saturday, August 24. He will demonstrate techniques including carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving and wood burning. Visitors to the park are invited to try to find Charlie in the arboretum to see his demonstration.

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